A-Z of Modern America - download pdf or read online

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 complete cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its historical past and civilization. The e-book comprises entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican lifestyles, customs, garments and educationlegal, non secular and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of contemporary the United States bargains obtainable and vigorous definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The booklet is cross-referenced and therefore offers linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices comprise crucial additional info on American associations, constructions and traditions.

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It does not mean that the person has ``deserted'' the military. By association, any person who is not present or has left a position without giving an explanation. , creatures from outerspace). By association, anything which is done in an amateur or cheap manner. 23 B'nai B'rith (International) (religion) An important, international charity organization for Jews which works to fight anti-Semitism through community programs as well as by the legal work of its Anti-Defamation League. Further, it helps new Jewish immigrants to the United States adjust to life here in the US by giving them legal, financial and language assistance.

Each one is appointed by the President see appointment power) to this position and serves a term 1 for life or until retirement. Compare Chief Justice. associate's degree (education) A degree awarded to a student who has completed the courses and exams of a twoyear, higher education program, at a community college or junior college. There are three types: the AAS is earned in a technical or semi-professional field; the AA is earned in liberal arts and sciences, the AS is earned in a scientific field.

Apollo Theater, the (the arts) In New York City, the famous club presenting live music entertainment located on 125th Street in Harlem. It is known, since the 1930s, for showcasing black musicians and singers and has helped many of these performers develop their careers. Compare Cotton Club. Apologist/apologist (history) Before the Civil War and especially in the South, a person who supported the use of slavery (for political, economic or religious reasons) and believed in states' rights2 and property rights.

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