The American Panorama

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The American Panorama: A Comprehensive Guide to the Culture of the United States

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
Acknowledgements
Preface

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
Bibliography
Sources
Index

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.

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