American Civilization: An Introduction

5th Edition

David Mauk, David C. Mauk, John Oakland, John Oakland

Routledge
Published June 26, 2009
Textbook - 424 Pages
ISBN 9780415481625 - CAT# Y101797

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Summary

This hugely successful text provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. Thoroughly revised, this fifth 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 includes expanded sections on Asian and Latino minorities and US foreign policy activities, and provides new material including coverage of the 2008 election and the shifting economic situation. 

An invaluable online resource, the American Civilization companion website features a wealth of material, including extensive references for further reading, links to key primary sources, filmographies and advice to students of how to approach essay questions. Visit www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415481625 to discover more.

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