The third great enlargement is troublingly complex and contradictory On the one hand, the Great Depression and the Second World War opened the idea of Americanness
to people who had been considered outside its bounds.
This body was believed to be contradistinguished from other national literatures by certain qualities of "literary Americanness
," which in turn were seen as expressive of certain national characteristics.
However, as the parents became more acculturated and the children learned more about American ways, the family also started to exhibit signs of Americanness
that were visible in their ownership of "modern devices" like a radio, a piano, a refrigerator, an automobile, and upholstered furniture.
Likewise, Camp Fire Girls defined Americanness
by drawing racial boundaries.
In Great Neck, they could live lives that reflected their new prosperity and Americanness
and that insulated them from the social and demographic changes that the city was beginning to undergo.
5) John Carlos Rowe gives that effort a name--the New American Studies--and so locates a twenty-first-century sense of Americanness
in the "contact zones" along multiple U.
Where the Pilgrim soul sought God, the nineteenth-century Pilgrim heirs sought a certain kind of Americanness
Does one look for Americanness
in the writings of Henry James and T.
8] Indeed, the sometimes overt, sometimes subtle power relations between Chicanos and Anglos connect Gilb's stories yet refuse to yield a neat, unitary vision of relations between cultures; instead, his characters reflect the heterogeneity of ethnic experience within US multiculturalism, sometimes celebrating their Americanness
and sometimes reasserting their ethnicity as they yearn for a half-remembered, half-imagined Mexican community.
is the world's most abstract political and spiritual condition.
The only other American writer of that time to conjure Spain so well is Creeley's contemporary and friend, Paul Blackburn, another poet interested in his Americanness
but not in being a local poet or a provincial in New York City.
It is, curiously, because of the Americanness
of the public schools that they are less able to do what private schools can do, and that is teach us our communal relationships.
According to Mintz, by writing about Native Americans, the American Hebrew poets were seeking to discover and connect with the bedrock of originary Americanness
In silencing Rocky, Del Rey not only puts pop on top but also isolates female desire as the essence of Americanness
This appreciation seems to draw on the germinal definition of the gist of Americanness
as constituted by the willful abandoning of all established ways and manners.