This March update sees the addition of The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History to the Oxford Reference Library collection. This title explores exploring popular entertainment ranging from minstrel shows to video games, middlebrow ventures like Chautauqua lectures and book clubs, and preoccupations such as “perfectionism” and ‘wellness’ that have shaped Americans’ behaviour at various points in the past and that continue to influence attitudes in the present. It offers a record of the nation’s values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought.
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