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  American Culture: People, Arts, Sport, Entertainment.
Younger Americans in particular exhibit a new respect for all races, and there is an increasing acceptance of fls by whites in all walks of life and social situations.
Perhaps the most influential 20th-century American contribution to world art has been a mocking playfulness, a sense that a central purpose of a new work is to join the ongoing debate over the definition of art itself.
American game that has traveled well is basketball, now played by more than 250 million people worldwide in an organized fashion, as well as by countless others in "pick-up" games.
www.talkculture.net   (1364 words)

 The Italian American Experience : An Encyclopedia (Special - Reference) Book Description   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The coverage includes such broad topics as the influence of Italian Americans on politics and society and their contributions to art and to the development of Catholicism in the United States.
The biographies are valuable prism through which to examine the richness and diversity of the Italian American experience.
In a time when many people in the United States are concerned about the influx of new immigrants and with the issues relating to American pluralism, this book provides a detailed account of how the largest ethnic group in America at the beginning of the 1900s dealt with the process of accommodation and assimilation.
www.ah0.org /books/0815307136_The_Italian_American_Experience_.shtml   (412 words)

 Amazon.fr : Livres en anglais: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience : The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Turning to the Western Hemisphere, Africana skillfully and succinctly synopsizes the lives and achievements of a multitude of African Americans, from 18th-century inventor-astronomer Benjamin Banneker to late-20th-century heroes like Colin Powell, Tiger Woods, and astronaut Mae Jemison.
You'll learn about the little-considered fl presence in Canada; Africana also uncovers hidden pockets of fl culture in surprising places like Chile, Paraguay, and Argentina (where the Negro population, we discover, was reduced by a process of miscegenation known as blanqueamiento, or whitening).
More importantly for young readers, the magnificent collection shows that Africans and the continent's descendants are a truly global people who have made tremendous contributions to human civilization.
www.amazon.fr /exec/obidos/ASIN/0762416424   (813 words)

The rising cost of gas and home heating oil has many Americans, and the U.S. Senate, concerned.
Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi discusses the coming elections and the continuing presence of American troops.
Find advice and activities to help children face the challenges of growing up.
www.pbs.org   (166 words)

 Amazon.com: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience [BOX SET]: Explore similar items   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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