9780380713813

Made in America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780380713813

  • ISBN10:

    0380713810

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/15/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

Bill Bryson, who gave glorious voice to The Mother Tongue, now celebrates her 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 call his befeathered cap "Macaroni."

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Mayflower and Beforep. 1
Becoming Americansp. 13
A "Democratical Phrenzy": America in the Age of Revolutionp. 30
Making a Nationp. 48
By the Dawn's Early Light: Forging a National Identityp. 64
We're in the Money: The Age of Inventionp. 82
Namesp. 100
"Manifest Destiny": Taming the Westp. 119
The Melting Pot: Immigration in Americap. 134
When the Going Was Good: Travel in Americap. 156
What's Cooking?: Eating in Americap. 180
Democratizing Luxury: Shopping in Americap. 206
Manners and Other Mattersp. 219
The Hard Sell: Advertising in Americap. 235
The Moviesp. 248
The Pursuit of Pleasure: Sport and Playp. 263
Of Bombs and Bunkum: Politics and Warp. 287
Sex and Other Distractionsp. 304
From Kitty Hawk to the Jumbo Jetp. 324
Welcome to the Space Age: The 1950s and Beyondp. 334
American English Todayp. 352
Notes on Sourcesp. 365
Select Bibliographyp. 385
Indexp. 395
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