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By Alicia Duchak

ISBN-10: 0203016009

ISBN-13: 9780203016008

ISBN-10: 0415187559

ISBN-13: 9780415187558

An A-Z of recent the US is a entire cultural dictionary which defines modern the USA via its heritage and civilization. The booklet contains entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican existence, customs, garments and educationlegal, spiritual and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of recent the USA bargains obtainable and vigorous definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The e-book is cross-referenced and therefore presents linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices comprise crucial additional details on American associations, constructions and traditions.

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An A-Z of contemporary the United States is a accomplished cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its historical past and civilization. The booklet contains entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican lifestyles, customs, garments and educationlegal, spiritual and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of contemporary the United States bargains obtainable and vigorous definitions of over 3,000 separate goods.

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Banks, Dennis (people) (born in 1932) A member of the Chippewa (Anishinabe) tribe and a Native American activist. He was a co-founder and leader of AIM, participated in the occupation of Wounded Knee II and has organized long-distance ``sacred'' runs for young people. He is known for lobbying to improve Indian rights (especially, state laws to protect old graves and sites of Native Americans) and encouraging young Indians to become interested in their heritage. Baptist (religion) A member of a Baptist Church.

Aspen (geography) The chic and elite ski resort in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado which since the 1960s has also been a popular destination and winter home for famous stars and celebrities. It has a strong lobby against wearing animal fur. The town was originally founded in 1936 and currently has strict zoning regulations to preserve the small western-town atmosphere. Aspen Institute, the (politics) A multinational, private cultural organization which tries to solve important social problems by organizing workshops and conferences between leaders in business, education and culture to address these problems.

See Great Plains, national park. Baez, Joan (people) (born in 1941) A folk music singer and composer known for writing and singing songs especially designed to promote political or social issues. Most of her songs have been written for guitar and require a vocal effort. Her long career first began in the 1960s; she performed at Woodstock. bagel (food and drink) A thick, round bread roll having a firm texture which is cut widthwise and eaten toasted for breakfast or filled with meats, cheeses and lettuce as a lunch-time sandwich.

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