A-Z of Modern America

A-Z of Modern America

by Alicia Duchak


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An A-Z of Modern America is a comprehensive cultural dictionary which defines contemporary America through its history and civilization. The book includes entries on:
key people from presidents to Babe Ruth
American life, customs, clothing and education
legal, religious and governmental practices
multiculturalism, minorities and civil rights
An A-Z of Modern America offers accessible and lively definitions of over 3,000 separate items. The book is cross-referenced and thus provides associated links and cultural connections while the appendices contain essential extra information on American institutions, structures and traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415187565
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/02/1999
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Nickname abbreviationsviii
How to use this dictionary - sample pagexv
A-Z of Modern America1
Appendix 1States
Appendix 2Presidents
Appendix 3Professional teams
Appendix 4Education levels
Appendix 5Grading systems
Appendix 6Bowl games
Appendix 7Military ranks and ensignia
Appendix 8Baseball diamond
Appendix 9Football field
Indexes (ordered by field)

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