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A panoramic view of the people, geography, history and institutions of Britain and the USA.
How can it be used?
Who is it for?
- Students who want to find out more about Britain and the USA.
- Allows students to find similarities and differences between the two nations, and to compare them with their own countries.
- Provides a wide variety of short texts under the general headings of People, Geography, History and Institutions.
- Contains integrated exercise material to aid comprehension of the texts and provide a basis for oral and written summary.
- Includes maps, charts, graphs, and both black and white and colour photographs.
The British People
Facts and figures about the British; leisure and sport in Britain; young people in Britain
The Geography of Britain
Physical geography; human geography; weather and climate; energy and natural resources; transport and communications; national production
Pre-Norman Britain; Medieval England; Tudor England; the conflict between King and Parliament; the 18th Century; Victorian Britain; Britain's decline as a world power; Post-war reconstruction; the 60s and 70s; Britain and Ireland; the Thatcher revolution
The Constitution; the Monarchy; the Legislature; the Executive; elections and political parties; the judiciary; trade unions; the media; education; religion; financial institutions
The American People
Facts and figures about the Americans; leisure and sport in the USA; young people in the USA; the richest nation on earth
Physical geography; human geography; weather and climate; natural resources; transport and communications; national production
Pre-colonial America; Colonial America; American independence; 19th-century expansion; The War of Secession (1861-1865); industrialization and immigration; America and two World Wars; Post-war America; the Cold War; civil rights; Vietnam and Watergate; right-wing reconstruction; the end of the Cold War
The Constitution; the Presidency; Congress; elections and political parties; the federal judiciary; state government; the media; education; higher education; churches; trade unions; the Federal Reserve System; Wall Street
Commercial, Economic and Political Institutions
The English Language