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Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

Bryson, Bill
Publisher:  Morrow, New York, USA
Year Published:  1994  
Pages:  418pp   ISBN:  0-688-10312-X
Library of Congress Number:  PE 2809.B79 1995   Dewey:  420'.973 -- dc20
Resource Type:  Book

A history of American English.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Mayflower and Before
2. Becoming American
3. A 'Democratical Phrenzy': America in the Age of Revolution
4. Making a Nation
5. By the Dawn's Early Light" Forging a National Identity
6. We're in the Money: The Age of invention
7. Names
8. 'Manifest Destiny': Taming the West
9. The Melting Pot: Immigration in America
10. When the Going was Good: Travel in America
11. What's Cooking? Eating in America
12. Democratizing Luxury: Shopping in America
13. Manners and Other Matters
14. The Hard Sell: Advertising in America
15. The Movies
16. The Pursuit of Pleasure: Sport and Play
17. Of Bombs and Bunkum: Politics and War
18. Sex and Other Distractions
19. From Kitty Hawk to the Jumbo Jet
20. Welcome to the Space Age: The 1950s and Beyond
21. American English Today

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