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        Becoming Visible | American Passages: Unit 14

        Explore novels of American identity in the decades after World War II in this half-hour video from American Passages. Writers Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, and N. Scott Momaday showed how Americans once at the margins were now closer to the country's cultural center. In doing so, all three writers expanded the boundaries of American literature and opened up the definition of what it is to be American. The video provides the backdrop for this era, as a post-World War II America began to enjoy a prosperity that led it toward conformity and mass consumption.

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