American Civilization


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Introduction 1 The country 2 The people: settlement and immigration 3 The people: minorities 4 Political institutions, state and local government 5 Foreign policy 6 The legal system 7 Economic and industrial institutions 8 Social services 9 Education 10 The media 11 Religion 12 The arts, sports and leisure Appendix Bibliography Suggested further reading Index.

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David Mauk is Senior Lecturer in English at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and is also the author of The Colony that Rose from the Sea: Norwegian Maritime Migration and Community in Brooklyn. John Oakland is Senior Lecturer in English at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the author of British Civilization and A Dictionary of British Institutions.


'American Civilization is particularly good at covering the basics while including many important issues left out of most general scholarly texts on American society... it is an approachable text for introducing subjects, it isn't too long or comprehensive, and it is cheap, so students will buy it if told to do so.' Ijonathan Parker, Keele University 'I find this book excellent for current information about the US. It is particularly useful for the society course, in which we deal with present US society and culture and current issues.' IFelicity Hand, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain 'I particularly like the historical outlines, focus on key institutions, focus on the historically explained diversity of the American population and integration of current issues. The book achieves a high degree of comprehensiveness.' IBrigitte Georgi-Findlay, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany

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