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, education, media and the arts.
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.