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amusements and recreation

amusements and recreation  

Dickens had a profound interest in popular recreation, and reference to it suffuses his early fiction and his journalism throughout his life. His basic philosophy can be found in the ...
clothing

clothing  

What one wears is taken by others as an essential signal of status. The proverb is recorded in English from the early 15th century, but an earlier saying in classical Greek is, ‘the man is his ...
food

food  

Any material containing nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which are required by living organisms in order to obtain energy for growth and maintenance. Heterotrophic organisms, such ...
Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford  

(1895–1990).American architectural and town-planning critic. A disciple of Patrick Geddes, his views on urban planning originally stemmed from that source. His Story of Utopias (1922) was followed by ...
modernization

modernization  

View of historical progression as a series of stages, reflecting intellectual, technological, economic, and political development. The view is associated with the Marxist doctrine of historical ...
muckrakers

muckrakers  

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Term coined by US president Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 to describe American writers attempting to expose abuses in commerce and politics. One of the most famous muckrakers was Upton Sinclair.[...]
Old Curiosity Shop

Old Curiosity Shop  

A novel by Dickens, published 1841. It was originally intended to be fitted into the framework of Master Humphrey's Clock (1840–41), and Master Humphrey is, in fact, the narrator of the first few ...
Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis  

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(1885–1951)US novelist and the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1930).Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and completed his education at Yale, where he first began to ...
Southwest

Southwest  

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As distinguished from the Old Southwest of the early 19th-century frontier, is the region including the border states of Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas. Although the region is generally ...
urban renewal

urban renewal  

Fashionable American term of the 1950s, which really meant large-scale destructive redevelopment of urban areas, often in association with central or municipal government. It was adopted in the ...

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