The hugely successful American Civilization provides students of American Studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life, examining the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion, education, sports, media and the arts. Fully updated throughout, the seventh edition:
Containing questions and terms for discussion, bibliographical references and websites at the end of each chapter and a new selection of color illustrations and case studies, this textbook is an essential resource for all students of American civilization, culture and society.
"Instead of offering a confusing chronology like many traditional textbooks, American Civilization takes a thematic approach that puts core concepts into an accessible context for contemporary audiences, dissecting American history, politics and culture for an international audience."
Dave van Ginhoven, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Plates. Figures. 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. Religious culture 6. Political institutions: the federal government 7. Political institutions: state and local government 8. Foreign policy 9. The legal system 10. The economy 11. Social services 12. Education 13. The media 14. Arts, sports and leisure cultures. Appendices. Index.