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American Ways An Introduction to American Culture

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American Ways An Introduction to American Culture by Datesman, Maryanne; Crandall, JoAnn; Kearny, Edward N., 9780133047028
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  • ISBN: 9780133047028 | 0133047024
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/10/2014
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As the cultural diversity of the United States continues to increase, the issues surrounding multiculturalism continue to be of great importance. With updates throughout and a fresh, new design, the Fourth Edition of American Ways retains its values-based perspective in examining what makes the U.S. unique -- and how traditional values influence various aspects of American life such as religion, business, government, race relations, education, recreation, and family.



  • Includes enhanced focus on critical thinking, including assessing information, comparing alternative points of view, identifying potential problems and solutions, and being a questioning reader.
  • Provides more explicit development of reading skills (skimming, scanning, predicting, and understanding main ideas and details).
  • Features an expanded writing section (identifying and organizing academic information into main ideas and supporting details, often preceded by discussion, research, and completion of graphic organizers).
  • Incorporates many new sources, poll data, and information on challenges such as rising national debt, gun violence, and immigration reform.

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