A comprehensive introduction to contemporary American life examining the key institutions of US society; state and local government; geography; education; law; media and culture. A vital historical context to 1990s America and its people
American Civilization is a comprehensive introduction to contemporary American life. It examines the key institutions of American society, including state and local government, geography, education, law, media and culture. This completely updated edition includes new figures and illustrations, coverage of Clinton's elections and the inauguration of his second administration. It offers: * coverage of all core American Studies topics at introductory level * vital historical context for America in the 1990s and its place in the world * an analysis of gender, class and race and the diverse population * striking and useful illustrations, questions and terms for discussion American Civilization discusses the nature of American social structures, their evolution over time through an on-going social debate and their relation to the diverse complexity of the United States' physical landscape. It is a vital introduction to the crucial and complex identities of America.
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Preface Introduction 1. The Country 2. Population 3. Major minorities 4. Political institutions 5. State and local government 6. International institutions 7. The legal system 8. Economic and industrial institutions 9. Social security, health and housing 10. Education 11. Mass media 12. Religion 13. Social behaviour and attitudes
American Civilization by John Oakland
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