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By Alicia Duchak

An A-Z of recent the US is a accomplished cultural dictionary which defines modern the US via its background and civilization. The e-book comprises entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican existence, customs, garments and educationlegal, spiritual and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of recent the USA bargains obtainable and vigorous definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The publication is cross-referenced and hence offers linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices comprise crucial additional info on American associations, buildings and traditions.

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It works to collect the royalties on the songs and music of its member artists assault and then pays the respective artists their respective royalty amounts. It currently has over 33,000 members. ] Ashcan School, the (the arts) An artistic movement of oil paintings and sketches which depicted realistic urban scenes containing poverty and dirtiness from the human perspective. It often depicted the sadness or happiness of members of the working class, crowds and the daily life of people living in the slums.

It is sponsored by the female friends of the guest of honor and it usually consists of drinking alcohol, telling stories and celebrating the last few days/hours of being single before the wedding. Sometimes, the women rent a male stripper to perform for the bride-tobe. Compare bachelor party. Back-to-Africa Movement (minorities) A movement, consisting of three major waves, among African Americans to free themselves of American slavery, racism and discrimination by physically and permanently returning to West Africa, their traditional homeland, to live.

See apologist. Anthony, Susan B. (people) (1820± 1906) A suffragist and strong supporter of the Women's Rights movement. Her organizational skills and circulation of petitions for women's property rights, women's rights to child custody and the right to vote encouraged the state of New York to pass laws giving women more rights. Her birthday, February 15, is recognized in some states, although it is not a federal holiday. Anti-Defamation League (of B'nai B'rith) (religion) A respected, private organization formed in 1913 by B'nai B'rith to fight anti-Semitism and unfair discrimination against all minorities by using the legal court system.

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