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This fascinating short history explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped American identity from the Pilgrims to the present. Cullen begins by noting that the United States, unlike most other nations, defines itself not on the facts of blood, religion, language, geography, or shared history, but on a set of ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence and consolidated in the Constitution.
Roderick Nash's classic study of changing attitudes toward wilderness during American history, as well as the origins of the environmental and conservation movements, has received wide acclaim since its initial publication in 1967. Outside Magazine has included it in a survey of books that changed our world, and it has been called the Book of Genesis for environmentalists. Nash explores the future of wilderness and reflects on its ethical and biocentric relevance.
The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology features twenty-two leading scholars speaking on major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United States.
Using GIL to find books
GIL-Find is the online library catalog for the five campuses of Georgia Perimeter College. You can search for physical books, non-print items, electronic books, and streaming videos.
Tips for searching the catalog for literature assignments.
Start specific. In the all fields box, try searching for your specific poem, play, short story, or novel.
The amount of information you will find depends on the popularity of your work and author.
If you can not find enough information on your specific work, the next step is to search for your author and use the term criticism. For example, Emily Dickinson and criticism.
If you find a book of criticism about your author, you will need to look at the table of contents or index to see if your work is included in the book. In some cases, you can see the table of contents from the catalog.
Once you find a book, check the location, status, and call number. Location will tell you which campus owns the book, status will indicate if the book is available, and the call number will tell you where to find it on the shelf
You can request items from other GSU campuses. Books usually take 2-3 business days to arrive and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. You need a GIL PIN to borrow books from other libraries, too. See the Borrowing & Requesting tab for more information.