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  • What is new, and shocking, in The War is the realization of just how far we have strayed from our fundamental "Americaness" -- from the essential spirit of the nation we inherited

    Peter Smith: Essay Question: The War vs. George W. Bush's War. Compare and Contrast (50 points).

  • The first year is when indelible impressions are made and iconic photos emerge. does not seem to be in touch with what might be called the Americaness of America.


  • I love how you've retained so much of your "Americaness" (Is that a real word??) even after your many years in France ...

    Tongue in Cheek

  • Oh sure there are legal and tax issues but still those do not denote Americaness or Japaness or whatever.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • We are losing our Americaness more and more every day.

    Chinese block U.S. reporters from event

  • It is going too far, perhaps, to embrace Turner's idea that the great frontier is at the heart of Americaness, but he is right to emphasize the significance of the frontier to Americanization.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • I've noted the similarities too and attribute them to our Americaness.

    Philocrites: Megachurch pastor: UUs just don't do transformation.

  • Along with political organizing, African American expressive culture provides a counternarrative to the white ideal of American identity and as such uses artistic expression to broaden the boundaries of Americaness.


  • They can take away my American passport but they can't take away my Americaness.

    J. Weekly

  • Nobel-prize author Toni Morrison has commented on this phenomenon: "It is no accident and no mistake that immigrant populations (and much immigrant literature) understood their Americaness as an opposition to the resident Black population … Deep within the word 'American' is its association with race."



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  • (noun) - A female American; a woman of American birth. --William Craigie's Dictionary of American English, 1940

    February 6, 2018