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An on-going exploration of the evolution of the American idea (inside and outside)
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My life in France (Part 2)

My life in France (Part 2) | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
The day after I wrote my last exam in Angers, I made a quick trip to Paris to find a place to stay. I had been accepted by the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne, and I made a beeline for the housing office. It was a sunny day in January, and I walked…
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Jacob City: A Ghost Town in a (f)Lush Valley of Utah

Jacob City: A Ghost Town in a (f)Lush Valley of Utah | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it

 Exploring Dry Canyon, the home of a once-active mining town — American travel writing at its low-ebb finest.

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Sir Isaiah Berlin interviewed about his life by Michael Ignatieff - YouTube

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Illinois law requires ex-couples to prove who's better pet owner in divorce court - UPI.com

Illinois law requires ex-couples to prove who's better pet owner in divorce court - UPI.com | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Illinois couples getting a divorce will have to prove to a judge who's the better owner to win custody of their pets after a new law goes into effect on Jan. 1.
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Unseen Photos Of The Civil Rights Movement Are As Relevant Now As Ever

Unseen Photos Of The Civil Rights Movement Are As Relevant Now As Ever | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
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John Singer Sargent: From the Royal Academy to the MFA

John Singer Sargent: From the Royal Academy to the MFA | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Compare Sargent’s British and American paintings and patrons, including the murals he created in London for the MFA.
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Seabiscuit 1939 - YouTube

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American Phrases and Sayings

American Phrases and Sayings | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Many words and phrases used in the USA have retained Elizabethan English meanings and pronounciations that have long disappeared in the Mother Country. Of course, there are many American phrases which are used there but haven't been adopted outside the country; for example, 'blue plate special', 'lead-pipe cinch' and 'presto chango' are widely understood in the US, but would procure puzzled looks in other English-speaking countries.
Here's our list of (some of) the many English phrases are were 'coined in the USA' and now used around the world.
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Children’s Poetry by Eileen Myles

Children’s Poetry by Eileen Myles | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
So even when the money was a little bit there, it could easily be cut, silencing poetry. All of this was just part of the cultural wars of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Which only further demonstrated to my mind that poetry is powerful. The need is radiantly there. Today when I meet young art students and I’m out of things to say I ask them what they’re reading. Do you like poetry. And surprise, the young artist tells me she’s a huge fan of Lucille Clifton, Ron Silliman, John Wieners, Arthur Rimbaud. How do you know about them I ask assuming they’re probably family. Or French. Well there were always poets in my school when I was a kid. And let’s just have a little moment of silence there.
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ETIEMBLE - Made In USA - 1948 - Avec envoi autographe signé | eBay

ETIEMBLE - Made In USA - 1948 - Avec envoi autographe signé | eBay | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
ETIEMBLE - Made In USA - 1948 - Avec envoi autographe signé | Livres, BD, revues, Livres anciens, de collection | eBay!
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Harlem Hellfighters Video 369th Infantry New York National Guard - YouTube

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Placebo Buttons

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According to a 2008 article in the New Yorker, close buttons don’t close the elevator doors in many elevators built in the United States since the 1990s.
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The Secret Formula to Pass All Your Classes This Year by PowToon!

The Secret Formula to Pass All Your Classes This Year by PowToon! | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Hey ilya here, Powtoon?s Chief Renegade. I know it?s been a while since I last wrote, but I have a good excuse – I?ve been hard at work developing a formula that will help you pass all of you
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Musicians We Lost - 28 Who Died In 2017: Songs Remembered - YouTube

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A HAPPY WOMEN's Day - The New York Times

A HAPPY WOMEN's Day - The New York Times | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
The curator Barbara Haskell marks 43 years as a curator that have taken her from Claes Oldenburg in Pasadena to “American Gothic and Other Fables” in New York.
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The Great Hunger and Ireland’s lasting bond with the US

The Great Hunger and Ireland’s lasting bond with the US | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
The “Potato Blight” struck in 1845 following a period of time when extreme poverty had already become widespread in Ireland.  Within five years, more than one million Irish died and in the next decade, 1.5 million adults and children left Ireland to seek refuge in America.  The “flood” of Irish immigrants to America were mostly poor peasants and many suffered from starvation and/or disease.

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New York City Rats

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As a whole, Manhattan’s rats are genetically most similar to those from Western Europe, especially Great Britain and France. They most likely came on ships in the mid-18th century, when New York was still a British colony. Combs was surprised to find Manhattan’s rats so homogenous in origin. New York has been the center of so much trade and immigration, yet the descendants of these Western European rats have held on.
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THE DUST BOWL: A Film By Ken Burns | Premieres Sun., Nov. 18th | PBS - YouTube

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2017 • International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development - United Nations

2017 • International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development - United Nations | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Nearly 1.2 billion people traveled the world in 2015, generating $1.5 trillion — a full 10 percent of global G.D.P. That number — and the huge environmental impact that comes with it — is part of the reason 2017 has been designated the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations. Both travelers and destinations are increasingly acknowledging the impact of sustainable travel. “We are at a crucial crossroads,” said Dirk Glaesser, the director of sustainable development of tourism for the United Nations World Tourism Organization. “We currently see that many countries are taking this very seriously.”
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Charade (1963 ) | Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn  - YouTube

Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also features Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, and Jacques Marin. It spans three genres: suspense thriller, romance and comedy. Because Universal Pictures published the movie with an invalid copyright notice, the film entered the public domain in the United States immediately upon its release.
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George Washington's Camp Bed, 1775-1780 

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George Washington's Camp Bed, 1775-1780

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28-Year HOME Among Abandoned Places In The US Territories 

28-Year HOME Among Abandoned Places In The US Territories  | More Americans Than You Care to Know | Scoop.it
Japan invaded Guam in December 1941, and occupied the island until the summer of 1944, when Uncle Sam came storming back. The Battle of Guam was the deadliest battle ever on American soil, and in its aftermath, many Japanese soldiers fled into the jungle, some of them hiding for years or even decades. This bamboo cave was the home of the last “holdout,” Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi, who was found on Guam in 1972, after hiding here for twenty-eight years.
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