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dc.contributor.authorPaul, Heike
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2014-08-15
dc.date.submitted2017-03-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-17 03:00:31
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:35:54Z
dc.identifier627790
dc.identifierOCN: 890000654
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31456
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/33002
dc.description.abstractThis essential introduction to American studies examines the core foundational myths upon which the nation is based and which still determine discussions of US-American identities today. These myths include the myth of »discovery,« the Pocahontas myth, the myth of the Promised Land, the myth of the Founding Fathers, the melting pot myth, the myth of the West, and the myth of the self-made man. The chapters provide extended analyses of each of these myths, using examples from popular culture, literature, memorial culture, school books, and every-day life. Including visual material as well as study questions, this book will be of interest to any student of American studies and will foster an understanding of the United States of America as an imagined community by analyzing the foundational role of myths in the process of nation building.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAmerican Culture Studies
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism::DSB Literary studies: generalen_US
dc.subject.otherLiterature
dc.subject.otherAmerica
dc.subject.otherCulture
dc.subject.otherMyth
dc.subject.otherLiterature
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAmerican Studies
dc.subject.otherCultural Studies
dc.subject.otherAmerican History
dc.subject.otherIntroduction
dc.subject.otherChristopher Columbus
dc.subject.otherMelting pot
dc.subject.otherPuritans
dc.titleThe Myths That Made America
dc.title.alternativeAn Introduction to American Studies
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14361/transcript.9783839414859
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7e97f9b9-be2b-4d9c-a928-3c8ebdfa443c
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oapen.relation.isbn9783839414859
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationBielefeld, Germany
oapen.grant.number100469
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
dc.number100469
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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