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by John Oakland,David Mauk

This third edition has been extensively revised and contains:* integration of the multicultural aspects of America* material on the South, and the African-American and Latino populations* integration of material on women throughout the text* an updated mass media chapter with more on I.T., the internet and globalization* a chronology illustrating the major events in all topics covered* a combined chapter on the state, local government and the political system* full coverage of the 'frontier' concept* more material on attitudes to the death penalty, gun control etc* completely updated illustrations.
Download American Civilization epub
ISBN: 0415268680
ISBN13: 978-0415268684
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: John Oakland,David Mauk
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (June 30, 2002)
Pages: 384 pages
ePUB size: 1230 kb
FB2 size: 1944 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 656
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lucky kitten
I chose this book to teach a course in American Culture and History at the university level - and I don't regret doing so. It offers an interesting point of view on American history, very accessible, weaving together culture and history. Chapters are split by theme, and therefore it is easy to organize a course around this. In my country, the university term is split into 12 weeks, which is easily compatible with the organization of this book.

Nice illustrations and the list of terms at the end of each chapter is helpful.

It is great that the publisher has a page where you can view the topics, chapter by chapter, and you can find websites with more information about each topic. There are also film recommendations, and I had my students watch some of the recommended films to compliment the topics covered each week.

Just 2 issues that cost the publication minus 2 stars in my review:

KINDLE/NON-KINDLE: What I miss are some topics that seem so significant in American history. There is no actual coverage on the War for Independence or the Civil War. They are mentioned, yes, but just in a sort of "passing-by." These two wars form the foundation of the USA (constitution and Civil rights), so, why aren't they covered?

KINDLE: I had already bought the paperback edition, but because I teach the book, I decided to buy the Kindle edition as well. Why? I wanted to be able to copy/paste into my lectures (just for myself, not my students), that is, into the Notes Pages of my Power Point lectures. I copied-pasted, copied-pasted, and then suddenly a message: "You have finished the quota set by the publisher for copying from this book." I think that a warning should be set, before you download a book, that only a certain amount of copying can be done. Now, I have a Kindle edition that is useless to me because I have the paperback, anyway. I bought the book twice.
The text is mostly ok despite despite minor nonsense but I will eventually finish reading it and started to read it today. I would not recommend using it to teach the history of American Civilization at a university level. You need to work a lot with the text if you are going to fully understand the book and use it for something like an English exam. But that is just me...