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Americana, term used to describe material printed in or about the Americas, or written by Americans; usually restricted to the formative period in the history of the two continents. Thus the letter written by Columbus in 1493 in which he announces the discovery of the Indies is the earliest item. Early American books are also important Americana. The New York Public Library has one of several major collections.

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Americana ★★½ 1981 (PG)

A troubled Vietnam vet tries to restore himself by rebuilding a merry-go-round in a small midwestern town, while dealing with opposition from the local residents. Offbeat, often effective post-Nam editorial that was produced and directed in 1973 by Carradine and then shelved. Hershey and Carradine were a couple back then. 90m/C VHS, DVD . David Carradine, Barbara Hershey, Michael Greene, John Drew (Blythe) Barrymore Jr.; D: David Carradine; W: Richard Carr.

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A·mer·i·ca·na / əˌmeriˈkänə; -ˈkanə/ • pl. n. things associated with the culture and history of America, esp. the United States.