An A-Z of Modern America by Alicia DuchakAn A-Z of Modern America by Alicia Duchak

An A-Z of Modern America

byAlicia DuchakEditorAlicia Duchak

Hardcover | June 28, 1999

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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.
Title:An A-Z of Modern AmericaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:June 28, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415187559

ISBN - 13:9780415187558

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With more than 3,300 entries listing people, places, things and events, this comprehensive dictionary helps to define contemporary American culture. In handy alphabetical order, Alicia Duchak lists and explains everything from foods and foreign policy to the media and minorities. The A-Z of Modern America will fascinate those interested in attaining American cultural literacy as well as visitors curious to learn more about America.

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"]..not only filled with interesting tidbits of information but is concise, reasonably well organized, useful as a reference book, and entertaining to read."-"Choice, April 2000 "This volume is interesting to peruse good definitions of many things uniquely American."-"American Reference Books Annual[ARBA], 2000 Edition "This interesting dictionary provides more than 3,000 key terms that are part of the language that culturally defines modern America. This volume is interesting to persue and presents good definitions of many things uniquely American. ...what is included here is worthwhile. "A-Z of Modern America will find use in public and undergraduate academic libraries.."-" American Reference Books Annual, 2000