Table of contents for Contemporary America / Russell Duncan and Joseph Goddard.


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List of Figures, Maps, Illustrations, Tables, and Boxes  viii 
Preface and Acknowledgments                             xi
List of Abbreviations                                  xiii
Map of the United States of America: States and State Capitals  xv
Introduction                                             1
1   History                                              6
    The Rise of a Nation                                 7
    The Rise to World Power                             18
    From Isolation to World Power                       23
    The Cold War                                        27
    The 1990s                                           34
2   Land and People                                     37
    The Land                                            39
    The People                                          45
    Regions                                             52
    Immigration                                         67
3   Government                                          74
    The Constitution                                    75
    The Federal System                                  79
    The Branches of Government                          83
4   The Political System                               102
    The 2000 Election                                  102
    Participatory Democracy                            103
    Political Parties                                  109
    Politics                                           114



5   Society                                            126
    Class
    The American Family                                 126
    Women                                               132
    Race                                                137
    Crime and Punishment                                140
6   Religion, Education, and Social Policy             151
    Religion                                           151
    Education                                           162
    Social Services                                    173
7   Culture                                            180
    Diversity                                          180
    The Rise of American Culture                       183
    Leisure Time                                       185
    Print Media                                         187
    Mass Entertainment                                  190
    Government Activities                              194
    The World Wide Web                                 194
    Sports                                             198
    The Arts                                           201
    Popular Music                                      203
8   The Economy                                        207
    The US Domestic Economy                            208
    Labor Unions                                       214
    Business and Industry                              216
    Government and Business                            219
    The Global Marketplace                             212
9   Foreign Policy                                     229
    History of Foreign Policy                          229
    The Cold War, 1945-91                              232
    The New World Order                                232
    11 September 2001                                  234
    Low Politics                                       249
    Separation of Powers and Foreign Policy            250



    The Administration of Foreign Policy              251
    Transatlantic Balance                             252
10  Prospects for the Twenty-First Century             254
    US Nationalism                                    255
    Economics                                         258
    The War on Terrorism                              260
    Society                                           264
    Health and Environment                            266
Conclusion                                        267
Recommended Reading                                   269
America on the Internet                               273
Bibliography                                          275
Index                                                 294





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: United States Civilization 1970-United States Civilization 21st century