eBook Pop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture, 1st Edition

  • Gladys L. Knight
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  • ISBN-10: 0313398836
  • ISBN-13: 9780313398834
  • DDC: 973.03
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1088 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Pop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture serves as a resource for high school and college students as well as adult readers that contains more than 350 entries on a broad assortment of popular places in America. Covering places from Ellis Island to Fisherman’s Wharf, the entries reflect the tremendous variety of sites, historical and modern, emphasizing the immense diversity and historical development of our nation. Readers will gain an appreciation of the historical, social, and cultural impact of each location and better understand how America has come to be a nation and evolved culturally through the lens of popular places. Approximately 200 sidebars serve to highlight interesting facts while images throughout the book depict the places described in the text. Each entry supplies a brief bibliography that directs students to print and electronic sources of additional information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Academy Awards (Oscars).
2: Adirondacks.
3: African Burial Ground.
4: Air Force Academy.
5: Air Force One.
6: Alamo.
7: Alaska.
8: Alcatraz.
9: Algonquin Hotel.
10: Ambassador Hotel.
11: American Diner.
12: American Museum of Natural History.
13: Amish Country.
14: Antietam Battlefield.
15: Apollo Theater.
16: Appalachia.
17: Apple Inc..
18: Area 51.
19: Arlington National Cemetery.
20: Atlanta, Georgia.
21: Atlantic City, New Jersey.
22: Attica.
23: Augusta National Golf Club.
24: Austin City Limits.
25: Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah.
26: Barbershops.
27: Barns.
28: Barnes and Noble.
29: Baseball Hall of Fame.
30: Beale Street.
31: Beauty Shops.
32: Beverly Hills, California.
33: Billings Farm & Museum.
34: Billy Bob’s Texas.
35: Biltmore Estate.
36: Birmingham, Alabama.
37: Bloomingdale’s.
38: Bodie, California.
39: Bok Kai Temple.
40: Boston Marathon.
41: Boston, Massachusetts.
42: Boulder, Colorado.
43: Bourbon Street.
44: Bourbon Trail.
45: Broadway.
46: Brooklyn Bridge.
47: Brown Derby Restaurant.
48: Bunker Hill Monument.
49: Burning Man.
50: Cabazon Dinosaurs.
51: Cabin.
52: Cabrini-Green Housing Project.
53: Cadillac Ranch.
54: Caesars Palace.
55: Cajun Country.
56: California.
57: Camp David.
58: Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.
59: Capitol Hill.
60: Carhenge.
61: Carlsbad Caverns.
62: Carnegie Hall.
63: Casino.
64: Catalina Island.
65: Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
66: CBGB.
67: Central Park.
68: Cherokee Nation.
69: Chicago, Illinois.
70: Chinatown.
71: Chrysler Building.
72: Churchill Downs.
73: Circus.
74: Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry.
75: Columbine High School.
76: Comic-Con.
77: Community Garden.
78: Coney Island.
79: Congo Square.
80: Coral Castle.
81: Corn Palace.
82: Costco.
83: Cotton Club.
84: Country Music Hall of Fame.
85: Crater Lake.
86: Crazy Horse Memorial.
87: Cruise Ships.
88: Crystal Cathedral.
89: Cubicle.
90: Cyberspace.
91: Daytona Beach, Florida.
92: Deadwood, South Dakota.
93: Dealey Plaza.
94: Detroit, Michigan.
95: Disney World.
96: Disneyland.
97: Dodge City, Kansas.
98: Dollywood.
99: Dormitory.
100: Drive-in Theaters.
101: El Morro National Monument.
102: Eldridge Street Synagogue.
103: Ellis Island.
104: Empire State Building.
105: Everglades.
106: Extraterrestrial Highway.
107: Facebook.
108: Fallingwater.
109: Fenway Park.
110: Fifth Avenue.
111: Fire Island.
112: Fisherman’s Wharf.
113: 5 Pointz.
114: Florida Keys.
115: Folk Festival.
116: Folsom State Prison.
117: Football Hall of Fame.
118: Ford’s Theatre.
119: Forks, Washington.
120: Fort Hood.
121: Fort Knox.
122: Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
123: French Quarter.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Galloping Gertie.
2: Gateway Arch.
3: Gathering of Nations.
4: Georgia Aquarium.
5: Gettysburg Battlefield.
6: Ghetto.
7: Gillette Castle.
8: Gilley’s Dallas.
9: Glacier National Park.
10: Golden Gate Bridge.
11: Googleplex.
12: Graceland.
13: Grand Canyon.
14: Grand Central Terminal.
15: Grand Ole Opry.
16: Grant’s Tomb.
17: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
18: Great Lakes.
19: Great Plains.
20: Great Smoky Mountains.
21: Greater World Earthship Community.
22: Greenwich Village.
23: Gyms and Fitness Clubs.
24: The Hamptons.
25: Harlem.
26: Harpers Ferry.
27: Harvard University.
28: Hawaii.
29: HBCUs.
30: Hearst Castle.
31: Hershey, Pennsylvania.
32: High School.
33: Highlander Folk School.
34: Highways.
35: Historic Triangle.
36: Hollywood.
37: Honolulu, Hawaii.
38: Hoover Dam.
39: Hopi Reservation.
40: Hull House.
41: Iditarod.
42: Independence Hall.
43: Iolani Palace.
44: Iowa 80.
45: Iowa State Fair.
46: Ironman.
47: Italian Market.
48: Ivy League.
49: Iwo Jima Memorial.
50: Jamestown.
51: Jesse James Home.
52: John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
53: Johnson Space Center.
54: Jonestown.
55: The Juilliard School.
56: Kennedy Space Center.
57: Knott’s Berry Farm.
58: Korean War Veterans Memorial.
59: Lake Tahoe.
60: Langley, Virginia.
61: Las Vegas, Nevada.
62: Leavenworth, Washington.
63: Lewis and Clark Trail.
64: Library of Congress.
65: Lincoln Center.
66: Lincoln Log Cabin.
67: Lincoln Memorial.
68: Little Bighorn Battlefield.
69: Little Italy.
70: Little Rock Central High School.
71: Lizzie Borden House.
72: London Bridge.
73: Lorraine Motel.
74: Los Alamos, New Mexico.
75: Los Angeles, California.
76: Lucy the Elephant.
77: Luxor Las Vegas.
78: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
79: Madison Square Garden.
80: Main Street.
81: Malibu, California.
82: The Mall.
83: Mall of America.
84: Man Cave.
85: Manzanar.
86: Mardi Gras.
87: Mcdonald’s.
88: Megachurch.
89: Meteor Crater.
90: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
91: Miami, Florida.
92: Microsoft.
93: Minnesota.
94: Mississippi Delta.
95: Mississippi River.
96: MIT.
97: Mobile Homes and Trailer Parks.
98: Mojave Desert.
99: Monster Truck Rally.
100: Montezuma Castle.
101: Monticello.
102: Monument Valley.
103: Motown.
104: Mount Rushmore.
105: Mount St. Helens.
106: Mount Vernon.
107: Muscle Beach.
108: Napa Valley.
109: Nashville, Tennessee.
110: National Archives.
111: National Frontiers Trails Museum.
112: National Mall.
113: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
114: Navajo Nation.
115: Navy Pier.
116: New Orleans, Louisiana.
117: New York, New York.
118: New York Public Library.
119: New York World Trade Center: Twin Towers and Ground Zero.
120: Niagara Falls.
121: Niketown.
122: Norman Rockwell Museum.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Off-Grid.
2: Okefenokee Swamp.
3: Old West.
4: Olympic National Park.
5: Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
6: Painted Desert.
7: Pasadena, California.
8: Pearl Harbor.
9: Pentagon.
10: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
11: Piggly Wiggly.
12: Pike Place Market.
13: Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
14: Plaza Hotel.
15: Plymouth Colony.
16: Portland, Maine.
17: Princeton University.
18: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
19: Quinceañera.
20: Radio City Music Hall.
21: Rave.
22: Redwood National and State Parks.
23: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
24: Rockefeller Center.
25: Roller-Skating Rinks.
26: Roswell, New Mexico.
27: Salem, Massachusetts.
28: Saloons, Bars, and Taverns.
29: San Diego Zoo.
30: San Francisco, California.
31: San Juan Islands.
32: Savannah, Georgia.
33: Sea Islands.
34: Sears Tower.
35: Seattle, Washington.
36: Seaworld.
37: Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.
38: Seven Sisters.
39: Silicon Valley.
40: 16th Street Baptist Church.
41: Skateparks.
42: Smithsonian Institution.
43: Soda Fountain.
44: Space Needle.
45: Spanish Harlem.
46: Starbucks.
47: State and National Parks.
48: Statue of Liberty.
49: Studio 54.
50: Suburbia.
51: Subways.
52: Summer Camp.
53: Sundance.
54: Sunset Boulevard.
55: Super Bowl.
56: Tattoo Shops.
57: Temple Square.
58: Tent Cities.
59: Tent Revivals.
60: Texas.
61: Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
62: Three Mile Island.
63: Tiffany & Company.
64: Times Square.
65: Tombstone, Arizona.
66: Trump Tower.
67: Tuskegee University.
68: 21 Club.
69: Un Headquarters.
70: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
71: University of California, Berkeley.
72: University of Notre Dame.
73: U.S. Capitol Building.
74: U.S. Naval Academy.
75: U.S. Route 66.
76: USS Constitution Museum.
77: Venice, California.
78: Video Arcade.
79: Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
80: Virginia City, Nevada.
81: Waco, Texas.
82: Walden Pond.
83: Waldorf Astoria.
84: Wall Drug.
85: Wall Street.
86: Walmart.
87: Washington, D.C..
88: Washington Monument.
89: Weddings.
90: West Point.
91: White Castle.
92: White House.
93: Whole Foods Market.
94: Williamsburg, Virginia.
95: Winchester Mystery House.
96: Woodstock.
97: Woolworth’s.
98: World War II Memorial.
99: World’s Fair.
100: Wounded Knee.
101: Wright Brothers National Memorial.
102: Wrigley Field.
103: Yale University.
104: Yellowstone National Park.
105: YMCA.
106: Yorktown.
107: Yosemite National Park.
108: YWCA.
Select Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.