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Week 9 Notes

by: Matt Owens

Week 9 Notes AMS 231

Matt Owens
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Contemporary America
Stacy Morgan

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Here are the notes from the ninth week of classes, hope they help!
Contemporary America
Stacy Morgan
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Matt Owens on Monday December 14, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to AMS 231 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Stacy Morgan in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see Contemporary America in American Studies at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 12/14/15
Matt Owens AMS 231 111915 The New Faces of America The US as a Multicultural Society 0 Los Tigres del Norte quotLa Tumba del Mojadoquot 1992 quotThe Wetback s Gravequot Corridos Mexican and Mexican American ballads many deal with migration experiences 0 Total foreignborn population in US o In 1990 198 million 8 of total population o In 2010 40 million 13 of total population 0 19905 30 of foreignborn undocumented 2010 28 of foreignborn undocumented of population that was foreignborn 0 Miami FL 60 0 Huntington Park CA 59 0 Union City NJ 55 Immigration Anxieties 0 Michael Douglas as quotDFENSquot in Falling Down 1993 Responses to Latino Immigration Widespread fear that the US was losing control of its borders 0 Increased security measures and border patrols Popular culture examples 0 Corridos by groups like Los Tigres del Norte 0 Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tomcad 1995 Matt Owens 12315 AMS 231 American Folk Music Now Spheres 0 High Art Classical Baroque Bach 0 Folk Bob Dylan Bluegrass Old Country Britney Spears Jazz Folk Culture39s Representation Bluegrass 0 Makeable instruments 0 Silent outsiders unsophisticated etc Bluegrass in Carnegie Hall 0 Bill Monroe declines to play in 1959 Thought producer was a communist o Chris Thile performs quotBlind Leaving the Blindquot 2008 0 Punch Brothers play 3 days at Station Inn 0 Annabel Lee Another New World 0 Josh Ritter behind folklore lyrics are more important than music tell a story Matt Owens AMS 231 112415 Barack Obama amp quotPostRacial America Hurricane Katrina AugustSeptember 2005 0 People realized the racial divide 30 of all people under poverty line in New Orleans Hope amp Change 0 Pushes back against some prevailing political trends 0 Government stimulus package for ailing economy Health care reform Advocates modest tax increases on wealthiest Americans Ends War in Iraq Advocates for marriage equality amp repeal of quotDon t Ask Don t Tellquot 0000 quotAt Lastquot Beyonce Denzel amp the Inaugural Ball Yearnings for a quotPostRacialquot America quotBuddy Filmsquot of the 19805 amp 19905 Popular Culture New Racial Equations 0 The Siege 1998 0 Agents Anthony Hub Hubbard and Frank Habbab o The ruins of Federal One Plaza home of FBI in NYC Racial Disparities in Policing o In Ferguson African Americans are 0 67 of the population 0 85 of traffic stops 0 93 of arrests Nationally 45 of polic departments have even more racially disproportionate arrest rates than Ferguson


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