The Real State of America Atlas

Mapping the Myths and Truths of the United States

Cynthia Enloe - Author

Joni Seager - Author

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ISBN 9780143119357 | 128 pages | 26 Jul 2011 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A vivid and frequently surprising picture of America in the twenty- first century.

Packed with fascinating facts and illustrated throughout with clear, easy-to-read, four-color graphics, The Real State of America Atlas draws back the curtain on our complex nation to reveal the myriad realities of the American experience-from our changing demographics to patterns of home ownership to the kinds of food we eat. Cowritten by two esteemed scholars, this comprehensive and enlightening work upends many long-held myths and shows us who we are today. It is the perfect read for anyone who wants to better understand our ever- changing nation.

Introduction and Acknowledgments

Part One This Land is Whose Land?

Who We Are

Indian Country

American Empire

The Land is Our Land

Part Two American Dreams

A Land of Homeowners

Dreams Foreclosed


Religious Identities

God and Politics

The Road to Suffrage


Yes We Can!


A Networked Society

Part Three Land of Hope and Opportunity

The Economy

Corporate Life

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

The Wage Gap

Poverty and Wealth

Immigration and Insecurity

Khaki Country

Shock and Awe

Part Four Health and Wellbeing

Marriage and Divorce

Sickness and Health

Healthcare Politics

Gun Nation

Violence Against Women

Behind Bars

Degrees and Dropouts

Part Five
Consumer of the World

The Environment

Big Food

Playing Ball

Auto Nation

Money Comes, Money Goes

Part Six Leader of the World

Exporting Democracy

Arms Seller to the World

Nuclear State

Climate Change

Playing Well with Others

Culture Abroad

State Profiles

Federal Spending

State Profiles



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