The American Panorama
The American Panorama Sample
Everyone in today’s globalized world needs to understand at least two countries, their own – and the United States.
This comprehensive, easy-to-read, balanced and cutting-edge survey reveals what you have to know about the world’s superpower – from what Americans think about the more pressing issues to insights into the nation’s problematic future.
Discover new thinking about topics that will challenge preconceived notions about the US, including:
* The current status of minority relations and the issues facing women;
* The truth about violence in America – and how a wave of reform has led to a sharp decline in the country’s murder rate;
* What Americans really believe about abortion, gay rights and other hot-button issues, and what trends are affecting current sentiment;
* How much power religion actually wields over American cultural and political life, including an in-depth discussion of contemporary Christian fundamentalism;
* The state of the US Constitution and the continuing battles following controversial anti-terror legislation passed after 9/11;
* Much, much more.
Foreword by Jim R. Graham, CEO, jimrgraham.com
CHAPTER 1: THE AMERICAN PANORAMA:
THE REGIONS, THE CITIES, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER 2: THE PEOPLES OF AMERICA
CHAPTER 3: GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 4: CAPITAL AND LABOR:
THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM AND SOCIAL SECURITY
CHAPTER 5: STUDY, SCIENCE, SPACE AND MEDICINE
CHAPTER 6: THE MEDIA AND TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER 7: THE AMERICAN CHARACTER
CHAPTER 8: AMERICAN RELIGION
CHAPTER 9: THE ARTS AND LITERATURE
CHAPTER 10: MOVIES AND MUSIC, SKYLINES AND SCREENS, FOOD AND FUN
CHAPTER 11: CULTURAL DEBATES, SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
CHAPTER 12: THE US AND THE WORLD
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Perfect for anyone studying the United States The American Panorama goes beyond the usual syllabus to celebrate movies and musicals, baseball and books, offering a rich picture of why countless millions around the world still admire America.
Meticulously researched, The American Panorama is enriched with factfiles, case studies, questions for discussion, and ample guides to further sources.