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Consolidated ID’s list 1. Culture: This is a very specific term, referring to “that complex whole which includes artifacts, beliefs, art, all other habits acquired by humans as members of society, and all products of human activity as determined by these habits. This idea of American studies developed during the middle 20 th century while the idea of American Studies as a discipline was being assembled. This is significant because it is the basis for understanding the world around us, those in it, and numerous other aspects of life. This connects to the overall these of what American studies is and how it is what we know today. 2. Consensus era The consensus era was a brief window in time, recorded between the 1950s and 1960s, where those who were developing the basis and ideas for American Studies found an agreement between what meant them past. This idea that American identity and American were a “monolithic” view point that all who were involved agreed upon. This is significant because of the it was a key point in the development of American studies, following world war two where even FDR himself petitioned for the preservation of American culture through the understanding and teaching of its past, where as to determine its future. 3. Vernon Louis Parrington: Vernon Louis Parrington is often referred to as the father of American studies because of this theories and actions that eventually led to the development of American studies as a separate discipline. In 1927 he published his book: “main currents in American thought ,” which revolutionized unheard of idea of a specific American culture. He also developed the idea of a useable past, or a past that can be understood and applied to understand the present and the future. This is significant because it is the foundation and understanding of American studies as an interdisciplinary topic ranging from history to geography to economic. 4. Lewis Mumford: He lived from 1895-1990 and was a social philosopher who specialized in technology in society. Mumford helped developed the idea of technology as an esthetic function being as valuable as its actual function. However, following the Second World War he found himself dismayed at the physical detachment that Americans has involved themselves with in regard to technology, such as highways. He is significant because his great interdisciplinary skills helped to propel and develop the concept of American studies. 5. James Printer: James Printer was an English speaking Nipmuck Indian who worked in the printing press in colonial Boston. However, in November of 1675 vengeful groups of nipmuck Indians raided the colony and gave Printer the choice to either enter captivity of rejoin the Indians, where he chooses captivity. Along with printer, was a woman named Mary Rowlandson, who Printer was able to get released after negotiating a ransom. When she return to the colony she simply has to write of her tale and of her faith to demonstrate her devotion to the theological ideas of the colony, while when printer returns, he must scalp other Indians
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