E-books: American Studies

  • Why Vote?: Essential Questions About the Future of Elections in America book cover

    Why Vote?

    Essential Questions About the Future of Elections in America, 1st Edition

    By Daniel M. Shea

    For nearly 200 years, Americans have pinned the democratic character of their system on elections. In many ways, we have become an election-crazed nation, ever-hoping that the next grand contest or the next great candidate will save the day. But tectonic shifts abound – changes that are distorting…

    eBook – 2019-03-11
    Routledge

  • American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change book cover

    American Government

    Political Development and Institutional Change, 10th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    How politics in America works today, how it got that way, and how it’s likely to change through reform—these are the themes that pervade every chapter of Cal Jillson’s highly lauded American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change. Even in the midst of current challenges, America…

    eBook – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Analyzing American Democracy: Politics and Political Science book cover

    Analyzing American Democracy

    Politics and Political Science, 3rd Edition

    By Jon R. Bond, Kevin B. Smith

    This is an introductory American politics text covering the constitutional framework of American government, political behavior and informal institutions, the formal institutions of American government, and a concluding chapter on public policy. Every chapter highlights the most current thinking in…

    eBook – 2019-01-15
    Routledge

  • The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony book cover

    The History of Africa

    The Quest for Eternal Harmony, 3rd Edition

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    Authoritative and comprehensive, The History of Africa provides an accessible narrative from earliest prehistory to the present day, with unusual attention paid to the ordinary lives of Africans. This survey includes a wealth of indigenous ideas, African concepts, and traditional outlooks that have…

    eBook – 2018-12-18
    Routledge

  • The Lonely Quest: Constructing the Self in the Twenty-First Century United States book cover

    The Lonely Quest

    Constructing the Self in the Twenty-First Century United States, 1st Edition

    By Robert C. Hauhart

    Today the United States is a country divided along lines of gender, economic inequality, educational level, and political affiliation. Democrats typically select a different range of matters of serious public concern compared to Republicans. Many Americans describe difficulty in coming to terms…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System book cover

    A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System

    3rd Edition

    By Mitchel P. Roth

    This book offers a history of crime and the criminal justice system in America, written particularly for students of criminal justice and those interested in the history of crime and punishment. It follows the evolution of the criminal justice system chronologically and, when necessary, offers…

    eBook – 2018-10-10
    Routledge

  • Indians of the Great Plains book cover

    Indians of the Great Plains

    2nd Edition

    By Daniel J. Gelo

    This book provides a thorough and engaging study of Plains Indian life. It covers both historical and contemporary aspects and contains wide and balanced treatment of the many different tribal groups, including Canadian and southern populations. Daniel J. Gelo draws on years of ethnographic…

    eBook – 2018-07-20
    Routledge

  • American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure book cover

    American Government

    Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure, 1st Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been…

    eBook – 2018-06-13
    Routledge

  • On African-American Rhetoric book cover

    On African-American Rhetoric

    1st Edition

    By Keith Gilyard, Adam J. Banks

    On African-American Rhetoric traces the arc of strategic language use by African Americans from rhetorical forms such as slave narratives and the spirituals to Black digital expression and contemporary activism. The governing idea is to illustrate the basic call-response process of African-American…

    eBook – 2018-04-17
    Routledge

  • Marriage in Black: The Pursuit of Married Life among American-born and Immigrant Blacks book cover

    Marriage in Black

    The Pursuit of Married Life among American-born and Immigrant Blacks, 1st Edition

    By Katrina Bell McDonald, Caitlin Cross-Barnet

    Despite the messages we hear from social scientists, policymakers, and the media, black Americans do in fact get married—and many of these marriages last for decades. Marriage in Black offers a progressive perspective on black marriage that rejects talk of black relationship "pathology" in order to…

    eBook – 2018-03-19
    Routledge

  • US Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy book cover

    US Defense Politics

    The Origins of Security Policy, 3rd Edition

    By Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz, Caitlin Talmadge

    This book provides an accessible overview of US defense politics for upper-level students. This new edition has been fully updated and revised, with a new chapter on veterans and new material on topics such as cyberwarfare and lobbying. Analyzing the ways in which the United States prepares for…

    eBook – 2017-09-19
    Routledge

  • American Civilization: An Introduction book cover

    American Civilization

    An Introduction, 7th Edition

    By David Mauk, John Oakland

    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,…

    eBook – 2017-08-18
    Routledge

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