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Contemporary United States (5th Edition)

An Age of Anger and Resistance

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 403
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Contemporary States and Societies

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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...

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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.

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  • Broad introduction that covers all aspects of American society
  • Critically assesses current development and places them in their wider historical and political contexts
  • Extensive use of up-to-date charts, boxes, tables, maps and photos to stimulate learning





  • Fully revised and updated with the latest data to cover the transition from Obama to Trump
  • Evaluates the successes and failures of Obama's presidency
  • Discusses the first year of Trump in office and considers the implications for American politics and society



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

'As an up-to-the-minute examination of the American condition, Contemporary United States is hard to beat, making sense of a nation that appears more fractious than ever. In an impressively concise analysis, it tells the fascinating and important story of an America in which, despite its contradictions and conundrums, continuity - even in the age of Trump - still manages to be an abiding watchword.' – Ian Scott, University of Manchester, UK
'Already an impressive textbook, the fully revised Contemporary United States is an indispensable resource for teachers. Including coverage of the shocking 2016 election, this new edition does not mince words.' – Steen Christiansen, Aalborg University, Denmark
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Russell Duncan is Professor of History, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Joseph Goddard is Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Russell Duncan is Professor of History, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Joseph Goddard is Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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