The study of American history is not only a worthy endeavor
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our past can we insure positive change for the future.
We, at Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture, believe that there exists no better record
of the history of America and Americans than in our culture. There we will find the hopes, needs, dreams, and
desires of the people.
Through the careful analysis of our twentieth and twenty-first
century American culture, we can more clearly understand
where we have been and who we have been and thus consciously
consider where we want to go, who we want to be, how we want
to live, and what public policies we want to endorse as twenty-first
century Americans. This process will also help us formulate
our identities and find our political, sociological, and spiritual
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