Social Science

Made in America

A Social History of American Culture and Character

Author: Claude S. Fischer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226251455

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 2364

Our nation began with the simple phrase, “We the People.” But who were and are “We”? Who were we in 1776, in 1865, or 1968, and is there any continuity in character between the we of those years and the nearly 300 million people living in the radically different America of today? With Made in America, Claude S. Fischer draws on decades of historical, psychological, and social research to answer that question by tracking the evolution of American character and culture over three centuries. He explodes myths—such as that contemporary Americans are more mobile and less religious than their ancestors, or that they are more focused on money and consumption—and reveals instead how greater security and wealth have only reinforced the independence, egalitarianism, and commitment to community that characterized our people from the earliest years. Skillfully drawing on personal stories of representative Americans, Fischer shows that affluence and social progress have allowed more people to participate fully in cultural and political life, thus broadening the category of “American” —yet at the same time what it means to be an American has retained surprising continuity with much earlier notions of American character. Firmly in the vein of such classics as The Lonely Crowd and Habits of the Heart—yet challenging many of their conclusions—Made in America takes readers beyond the simplicity of headlines and the actions of elites to show us the lives, aspirations, and emotions of ordinary Americans, from the settling of the colonies to the settling of the suburbs.
Biography & Autobiography

Sam Walton

Made In America

Author: Sam Walton

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307763692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8536

Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style. In a story rich with anecdotes and the "rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.
Cooking

Made in America

Our Best Chefs Reinvent Comfort Food

Author: Lucy Lean

Publisher: Welcome Books

ISBN: 1599621010

Category: Cooking

Page: 319

View: 6024

Features updated classic recipes from chefs across the county with an introduction that includes the background and origin of the dish and a profile of the chef.
History

How Race Is Made in America

Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts

Author: Natalia Molina

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520280083

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 2297

How Race Is Made in America examines Mexican Americans—from 1924, when American law drastically reduced immigration into the United States, to 1965, when many quotas were abolished—to understand how broad themes of race and citizenship are constructed. These years shaped the emergence of what Natalia Molina describes as an immigration regime, which defined the racial categories that continue to influence perceptions in the United States about Mexican Americans, race, and ethnicity. Molina demonstrates that despite the multiplicity of influences that help shape our concept of race, common themes prevail. Examining legal, political, social, and cultural sources related to immigration, she advances the theory that our understanding of race is socially constructed in relational ways—that is, in correspondence to other groups. Molina introduces and explains her central theory, racial scripts, which highlights the ways in which the lives of racialized groups are linked across time and space and thereby affect one another. How Race Is Made in America also shows that these racial scripts are easily adopted and adapted to apply to different racial groups.
Americanisms

Made in America

An Informal History of American English

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784161861

Category: Americanisms

Page: 566

View: 1015

'Funny, wise, learned and compulsive' - GQ Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how they were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the words G-string, blockbuster, poker and snafu. 'A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities' Will Self, Independent on Sunday
Religion

Jesus Made in America: A Cultural History from the Puritans to the Passion of the Christ

Author: Stephen J. Nichols

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458755401

Category: Religion

Page: 478

View: 4870

Jesus is as American as baseball and apple pie. But how this came to be is a complex story - one that Stephen Nichols tells with care and ease. Beginning with the Puritans, he leads readers through the various cultural epochs of American history, showing at each stage how American notions of Jesus were shaped by the cultural sensibilities of the times, often with unfortunate results. Always fascinating and often humorous, Jesus Made in America offers a frank assessment of the story of Christianity in America, including the present. For those interested in the cultural implications of that story, this book is a must-read.
Business & Economics

Self-Made in America

Plain Talk for Plain People about the Meaning of Success

Author: John Mccormack

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780201608236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4648

Once a New York City cop, John McCormack made his first million on Wall Street in his twenties, and lost it before he was thirty. He went to work for—and learned from—savvy businessmen who had made it from the ground up. Blending their wisdom with his own entrepreneurial gifts, McCormack made a stunningly successful comeback. Here he shares his inspiring story as well as the lessons he's learned about motivation, setting goals, and how creative companies can bring the American dream to those born without a silver spoon.
Language Arts & Disciplines

made in america

An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006241741X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 3062

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue, now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood . . . and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his befeathered cap "Macaroni."
Social Science

We've Got it Made in America

A Common Man's Salute to an Uncommon Country

Author: John Ratzenberger,Joel Engel

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 159995303X

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 9845

The host of the Travel Channel's "John Ratzenberger's Made in America" presents a collection of thought-provoking essays on what makes America the great nation that it is today.
Education

Made in America

Immigrant Students in Our Public Schools

Author: Laurie Olsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565844711

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 7280

This is a firsthand portrait of life at Madison High, a prototype public high school. Laurie Olsen spent two-and-a-half years in the Madison High community attending classes and interviewing teachers, administrators, students, and parents.
Cooking

Made in America

A Modern Collection of Classic Recipes

Author: Megan Garrelts,Colby Garrelts

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449470092

Category: Cooking

Page: 168

View: 5450

This beautiful collection of traditional American recipes is an invitation to reminisce with generations around the kitchen table. Acclaimed Kansas City chef and recipient of the 2013 James Beard award for Best Chef Midwest, Colby Garrelts and his wife, Megan, a James Beard semifinalist for Best Pastry Chef, feature their favorite library of American classics redefined by easy, chef inspired techniques, quality ingredients, and a love for regional flavors from their Midwestern roots. These recipes will soon be the classics you refer to again and again for true Americana cooking. Made in America features 50 handcrafted recipes sorted by the cooking methods commonly used in American kitchens from daybreak, to the bakeshop. Many recipes begin with a childhood memory from Colby or Megan that describes the roots and the journey of each recipe. This heirloom collection from a modern point of view includes such as Biscuits and Gravy, Corn Fritters with Fresh Sheep's Milk Cheese, Quick Pickles, Panfried BBQ Pork Chops with Tomato Horseradish Sauce, Grilled Garlic-Thyme Kansas City Strips, Garrelts Fried Chicken, Lemon Meringue Pie, and Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies, to name a few. Suggested menus for festive America holidays such as Mother's Day, 4th of July, Back to School night, and Christmas are also included. Sidebars throughout showcase handcrafted cocktails such as the Bloody Mary, The State Fair, and the Pimm's Cup that pair well with the different recipes within. Love and pride are woven together to create this collection that will remind you of your favorite recipes that define the comforts of home.
Sports & Recreation

Chris Chelios: Made in America

Author: Chris Chelios

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623688981

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 5118

From being inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013, to serving in an executive role on the Detroit Red Wings, and signing on to become an NHL analyst for Fox Sports 1, Chris Chelios has proven himself to be a man of many talents and here he tells his story. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, Chelios enjoyed a long career in the NHL, playing for 26 seasons for the Canadiens as well as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, two diehard hockey markets in which he has become a beloved figure. From the 1992 Stanley Cup final to the 2006 Winter Olympics team, Chelios shares his achievements on the ice while providing new information on his life off it to readers, making this autobiography a must-have not only for Chelios fans, but anyone who loves the game of hockey.
Business & Economics

Well Made in America

Lessons from Harley-Davidson on Being the Best

Author: Peter C. Reid

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 5538

Tells how managers of the once-ailing motorcycle company restored it to financial sucess through transforming work methods and fending off foreign competition
Social Science

Dimensions of Black Conservatism in the United States

Made in America

Author: G. Tate,L. Randolph

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230108156

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 9596

Dimensions of Black Conservatism in the US is a collection of twelve essays by leading black intellectuals and scholars on varied dimensions of black conservative thought and activism. The book explores the political role and functions of black neoconservatives. The majority of essays cover the contemporary period. The authors have provided a historical context for the reader with several articles examining the origins and development of black conservatism.
Social Science

Are Italians White?

How Race is Made in America

Author: Jennifer Guglielmo,Salvatore Salerno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136062424

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 4333

This dazzling collection of original essays from some of the country's leading thinkers asks the rather intriguing question - Are Italians White? Each piece carefully explores how, when and why whiteness became important to Italian Americans, and the significance of gender, class and nation to racial identity.
Religion

Made In America

The Shaping of Modern American Evangelicalism

Author: Michael S. Horton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597527033

Category: Religion

Page: 198

View: 1946

There is a crisis of truth in our time, asserts Michael Horton, even in our evangelical church. And it is due at least in part to our cultural accommodation. Horton believes the time has come to call evangelicals back to faith and truth.
Antiques & Collectibles

Made in America

From Levi's to Barbie to Google

Author: Nick Freeth

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760322703

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

View: 2696

The stuff of American life! It's at the heart of the American Dream: Invent a new product that fills a need, strikes a nerve or just seems like good fun and then--bang! Amass a fortune selling it to the world! Made in America tells over 200 such stories of "the little (and big) products that could." Inventions and innovations that changed the world in ways both large and small are featured, from the accidental creations of icons like Coca-Cola and the Slinky to culture-changing technology such as Microsoft and Google - with loads of Americana in-between. Trivia fans and American history buffs will love these quick fact-filled profiles.
Business & Economics

Making in America

From Innovation to Market

Author: Suzanne Berger,MIT Task Force on Production in the Innovation Economy

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262316846

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 3438

America is the world leader in innovation, but many of the innovative ideas that are hatched in American start-ups, labs, and companies end up going abroad to reach commercial scale. Apple, the superstar of innovation, locates its production in China (yet still reaps most of its profits in the United States). When innovation does not find the capital, skills, and expertise it needs to come to market in the United States, what does it mean for economic growth and job creation? Inspired by the MIT Made in America project of the 1980s, Making in America brings experts from across MIT to focus on a critical problem for the country.MIT scientists, engineers, social scientists, and management experts visited more than 250 firms in the United States, Germany, and China. In companies across America -- from big defense contractors to small machine shops and new technology start-ups -- these experts tried to learn how we can rebuild the industrial landscape to sustain an innovative economy. At each stop, they asked this basic question: "When you have a new idea, how do you get it into the market?" They found gaping holes and missing pieces in the industrial ecosystem. Even in an Internet-connected world, proximity to innovation and users matters for industry. Making in America describes ways to strengthen this connection, including public-private collaborations, new government-initiated manufacturing innovation institutes, and industry/community college projects. If we can learn from these ongoing experiments in linking innovation to production, American manufacturing could have a renaissance.
Biography & Autobiography

John Wayne: Made in America

Author: Editors of the Official John Wayne Magazine

Publisher: Media Lab Books

ISBN: 9780998789828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 7187

“Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave?” —John Wayne A true American to the end, there was nothing John Wayne loved more than his country. In John Wayne: Made in America, John Wayne’s patriotism is explored through photos, his personal letters and mementos, and more memorabilia from the Wayne family archives. Carefully curated by the editors of the Official John Wayne magazine, this book gives new insight to the man who embodied the American spirit and was a living legend for more than 40 years.