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A-Z of Modern America by Alicia Duchak

By Alicia Duchak

An A-Z of contemporary the US is a accomplished cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its background and civilization. The publication comprises entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican existence, customs, garments and educationlegal, non secular and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of contemporary the USA bargains available and vigorous definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The ebook is cross-referenced and hence presents linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices comprise crucial additional details on American associations, buildings and traditions.

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