"Our culture has customarily been seen through the eyes of the elite rather than the perceptions of large numbers of "common" people, from the perspective of the dominant culture rather than the subcultural groups." James Deetz, In Small Things Forgotten
Race, class and gender have impacted every aspect of our American culture. Studying the material remnants of the past, as well as written documents and memorabilia reveals the attitudes and beliefs of Americans.
These databases provide you with access to materials to study social and protest movements.