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The Americans : the democratic experience / Daniel J. Boorstin.

; Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
[1st ed.].. New York : Random House, 1973.
ISBN 0394487249

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Other Authors Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
Subjects Bildung.
Civilization.
Diplomatie.
Economic history.
Kultur.
USA.
United States -- Civilization.
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States.
Description xiv, 717 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1973.
Notes Final volume in a trilogy; the first of which is the author's The Americans: the colonial experience; and the second of which is his The Americans: the national experience.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 605-682).
Pulitzer Prize, History, 1974.
Summary Final volume in a trilogy; the first of which is the author's The Americans, the colonial experience; and the second of which is his The Americans, the national experience.
Contents Book One: Everywhere communities -- Part One: The go-getters -- "Gold from the grass roots up" -- Rituals of the open range -- Private wars for the public domain -- Lawless sheriffs and honest desperadoes -- Rounding up rock oil -- Generalized go-getters: lawyers -- Exploiting the federal commodity: divorce and gambling -- Crime as a service institution -- Part Two: Consumption communities -- A democracy of clothing -- Consumers' palaces -- Nationwide customers -- Goods sell themselves -- How farmers joined consumption communities -- Citifying the country -- A new freedom for advertisers: breaking the agate rule -- Building loyalty to consumption communities -- "The consumer is king" -- Christmas and other festivals of consumption -- Part Three: Statistical communities -- A numerical science of community: the rise of the average man -- communities of risk -- Statistical expectations: what's your sizw? -- Making things no better than they need to be -- "The incorruptible cashier" -- Income consciousness -- The rediscovery of poverty -- Measuring the mind -- From "Naughtiness" to "Behavior Deviation" -- Statistical morality -- Part Four: The urban quest for place -- An American diaspora -- Politics for city immigrants -- stretching the city: the decline of main street -- Booming the real estate frontier -- Antidotes for the city: utopia, renewal, suburbia -- Cities within cities: the urban blues -- Book Two: The decline of the miraculous -- Part Five: Leveling times and places -- Condense! making food portable through time -- Meat for the cities -- Varying the everyday menu -- People's palaces on wheels -- Walls become windows -- Homogenizing space -- Part Six: Mass-producing the momnent -- Time becomes fungible: packaging the unit of work -- Making experience repeatable -- Extending experience: the new segregation -- The decline of the unique and the secret -- In search of the spontaneous -- Book Three: A popular culture -- Part Seven: The thinner life of things -- Endless streams of ownership -- New penumbras of property -- The semi-independent businessman -- From packing to packaging: the new strategy of desire -- Part Eight: Language, knowledge, and the arts -- The decline of grammar: the colloquial conquers the classroom -- From oratory to public speaking: fireside politics -- A higher learning for all -- Educating "the Great Army of Incapables" -- Art becomes enigma -- The exotic becomes commonplace -- Book Four: The future on schedule -- Part Nine: Search for novelty -- The social inventor: inventing for the market -- Communities of inventors: solutions in search of problems -- Flow technology: the road to the annual model -- Part Ten: Mission and momentum -- Prologue to foreign aid -- Samartian diplomacy -- Not whether but when: the new momentum -- Epilogue: Unknown costs.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)591527
(OCoLC)ocm00591527
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Boorstin, Daniel J. 1914-2004.
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