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Michael Denning. The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century. Verso. 1996. 556pp.

Joseph J. Ellis. After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture. W. W. Norton. 2002. 256pp.

Orrin E. Klapp. Inflation of Symbols: Loss of Values in American Culture. Transaction Publishers. 1991. 199pp.

Patricia Mellencamp. High Anxiety: Catastrophe, Scandal, Age, and Comedy. Indiana University Press. 1992. 414pp.

David W. Noble. Death of a Nation: American Culture and the End of Exceptionalism. University of Minnesota Press. 2002. 352pp.

Russel Blaine Nye. Society and Culture in America, 1830-1860. Harper & Row. 1974. 432pp.

Michael Oriard. Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Culture. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 579pp.

Richard H. Pells. Not Like Us: How Europeans Have Loved, Hated, and Transformed American Culture Since World War II. Basic Books. 1998. 464pp.

Robert D. Putnam. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Simon & Schuster. 2001. 541pp.

Dan Rose. Patterns of American Culture: Ethnography & Estrangement. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1989. 123pp.

Priscilla Wald. Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form. Duke University Press. 1995. 390pp.

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