A classification of books and other objects having to do with american culture, history, or folklore. Considered different from a book written by an american writer, though an american writer can write an americana book.
Americana encompasses books and objects related to American culture, history or folklore from prehistory until today – written not necessarily by an American writer but still significant indicators.
Americana is an umbrella term to refer to American culture from its birth through modern-day society, from music, art, literature fashion food politics. Americana can encompass anything from music art literature fashion fashion food politics while its definition may change with each generation while passing down through generations its culture and heritage.
Americana in book and publishing industry parlance refers to literature that explores American history, culture and identity through ordinary citizens’ perspectives from rural or small-town settings. Americana books and publications seek to capture this essence with themes like nostalgia, patriotism and the American dream with elements such as realism or regionalism in addition to authentic writing that upholds these ideals and upholds American values.