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American Civilization By John Oakland

American Civilization
by John Oakland

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American Civilization: An Introduction by John Oakland

Thoroughly revised, this fourth edition of a hugely successful text provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life.

This fourth edition covers all the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion, education, media and the arts.

American Civilization:

  • covers all core American studies topics at introductory level
  • contains essential historical background for American studies students at the start of the twenty-first century
  • analyzes gender, class and race, and America's cosmopolitan population
  • contains photos, case studies, questions and terms for discussion, and suggests websites for further research.

With new illustrations and case studies, this edition of American Civilization also examines the second Gulf War, the War on Terror and the 2004 presidential election.

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American Civilization Reviews

"The best friend for American Studies students."
-Julio Canero Serrano, Alcala de Heneres University
"Every chapter states the major issues and offers clear synthesis of the main interpretations."
-Francesco Meli, IULM University

Table of Contents

List of Plates. List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface and Acknowledgements. Chronology of Significant Dates in American History 1. The American Context 2. The Country 3. The People: Settlement and Immigration 4. The People: Women and Minorities 5. Political Institutions: The Federal Government 6. Political Institutions: Local Government 7. Foreign Policy 8. The Legal System 9. The Economy 10. Social Services 11. Education 12. The Media 13. Religion 14. The Arts, Sports and Leisure. Further Reading. Websites. Appendix: Declaration of Independence in Congress, 4th July 1776. The Consititution of the United States of America and Amendments. Index

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American Civilization: An Introduction by John Oakland
John Oakland
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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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