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History and Prehistory in the
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I. The Thematic Framework

XXX. American Ways of Life

This theme treats the social structure of people within the present territory of the United States. Included are the lifeways of various strata of the American people over time. Here are assigned areas depicting in representative fashion significant economic, social, occupational, regional, ethnic, and religious groups.

A. Slavery sod Plantation Life
B. Farming Communities
C. Industrial Towns
D. Urban Life
E. Ethnic Communities (including the Immigration Phenomenon)
F. Industrial Wealth of the Last Half of 19th Century
G. Consumer Society of the 20th Century
H. Suburban Life
I. Domesticity and Family Life
J. Occupational and Economic Classes

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