A new fifth edition of a well-established and popular introduction to all aspects of life in the US, fully updated to take into account the latest key domestic and international developments. Making use of a wide range of data and illustrative material, this cutting-edge analysis looks back on the accomplishments of Obama, discusses the first year of Trump, and reconsiders the role of US in a changing world. This is a natural choice for any module convenor seeking a broad and up-to-date text which provides an overview of a country that continues to provide fascination for many students. It is essential reading for those taking modules on contemporary America across degree programmes in American Studies and Civilization, English Studies, History, Sociology and Politics.
Russell Duncan is Professor of History, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Joseph Goddard is Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
1. History.- 2. Land and People.- 3. Government.- 4. The Political System.- 5. Society.- 6. Religion, Education and Social Policy.- 7. Culture, Media, Sports.- 8. The Economy.- 9. Global Politics.- 10. Future Prospects