Abrams, Creighton, 233
Abu Ghraib, 276–77
Addams, Jane, 67
adoption: Cold War conflict and, 160,
167; interracial, 147–48, 159–65;
laws regarding, 147, 159, 162, 164; as
realm of foreign relations, 147, 165.
See also brown babies
advertising: American Look as, 190–
94; and physical culture, 87, 96, 98,
101; social mobility in, 101, 206, 218;
women’s bodies in, 202–3
Afghanistan: body count in, 238,
239n16; U.S. involvement in, 273,
276, 279–80, 282;
Africa, 49, 55, 88, 112, 137, 155, 164,
269
African Americans, 147–67, 221; in
sports, 210, 214, 217; in U.S. media,
94, 96, 102, 193. See also brown
babies
Agent Orange, 237, 272
Aguinaldo, Emilio, 53–54
Al Qaeda, 276
Alexander, Clifford, 218
Alger, Horatio, 47–48
aliens: cultural construction of, 45,
54, 110–11; detention of, 256–57;
exclusion of, 7, 74, 121; medical
construction of, 74, 174–86. See also
immigration; Mariel boatlift
Amateur Athletics Association, 209
American and International Red
Cross, 70, 276–77
American Century, 36, 103, 189–90,
197
American exceptionalism: historical
silences and, 202, 283; imperialism
and, 28, 57; mass media and, 103;
moral, 18, 28–29, 203; shell shock
and, 77; women as symbols of, 194
American Expeditionary Forces: cir-
cus, 56; psychiatry in, 68
Americanism: as metaphor for mo-
dernity, 113; prejudice and, 221; as
universalizable trait, 193–94
Americanization, 56, 156
American Look: as advertisement for
America, 194, 197–206; as Cold War
discourse, 189–90, 206; and fashion
industry, 194–97; as made rather
than born, 194, 206; modernity of,
202–6; whiteness of, 193–94
American Medical Association, 84
American Purity Alliance, 28
American Society of Insanity, 75
American Sunday-School Union, 42,
47, 55
American woman, the, 122, 198, 203
androgyny, 50, 126, 135–37
Anglo-American world, 20, 85, 90,
94–97
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