This second edition of American Culture includes contemporary events and provides an introduction to American civilization. Extracts are taken from diverse sources such as political addresses, articles, interviews, oral histories and advertisements.
Edited by academics who are highly experienced in the study and teaching of American Studies across a wide range of institutions, this book provides:
American Culture brings together primary texts from 1600 to the present day to present a comprehensive overview of, and introduction to, American culture.
Introduction 1. Native Americans 2. Immigration 3. African Americans 4. Women's Studies 5. Government and Politics 6. Economy, Enterprise, Class 7. Geography, Regions and the Environment 8. Art, Film, Music and Popular Culture 9. Religion 10. Education 11. Language and the Media 12. Foreign Affairs 13. Ideology: Dominant Beliefs and Values