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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 United States is a accomplished cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its historical past and civilization. The publication 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 deals available and energetic definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The publication is cross-referenced and hence presents linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices comprise crucial additional info on American associations, constructions and traditions.

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Acting, opera singing). Also known as ``bachelor's'', ``baccalaureate''; compare master's degree, PhD. bachelorette party (customs and traditions) A party held in honor of a woman who is soon to be married. It is sponsored by the female friends of the guest of honor and it usually consists of drinking alcohol, telling stories and celebrating the last few days/hours of being single before the wedding. Sometimes, the women rent a male stripper to perform for the bride-tobe. Compare bachelor party.

Ashcan School, the (the arts) An artistic movement of oil paintings and sketches which depicted realistic urban scenes containing poverty and dirtiness from the human perspective. It often depicted the sadness or happiness of members of the working class, crowds and the daily life of people living in the slums. It was centered in Philadelphia, the city where it began, and New York City during the period from 1891 to 1914. It was not accepted by critics, and because it was so real looking, it dissolved after the Armory Show.

It was created by the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970 and 15 includes over 24,000 miles (38,400 km) of track. anchor (media) The person who leads a television news program by reading news reports and introducing other reporting correspondents. Two people who share this job are ``co-anchors''. ] Angel Island (immigration) The federal immigration and detention center in San Francisco which was active from 1910 to 1940 processing mostly Asian (especially some 200,000 Chinese) immigrants to the US.

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