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American Politics

A Graphic History

Laura Locker Jules Scheele



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Icon Books
28 November 2018
Graphic novels: true stories & non-fiction; History; Regional & national history; Politics & government; Political structure & processes; Political parties
Series: Introducing...
Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Queer: A Graphic History, illustrator Julia Scheele teams up with Dr Laura Locker in this comic-book introduction to the political history of the Land of Opportunity.

How did a political outsider like Trump win the 2016 presidential election? Why do some Americans feel so strongly about gun rights? Is there a role for more than two political parties in the system?

Politics isn't something that just occurs in the West Wing or the gleaming Capitol building - it comes from the interaction between state and society, the American people living their daily lives. In this unique graphic guide, we follow modern citizens as they explore everything from the United States' political culture, the Constitution and the balance of power, to social movements, the role of the media, and tensions over race, immigration, and LGBT rights.

Step right up, and see what lies beneath the pageantry and headlines of this great nation.
By:   Laura Locker
Illustrated by:   Jules Scheele
Imprint:   Icon Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 177mm, 
ISBN:   9781785783456
ISBN 10:   1785783459
Series:   Introducing...
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   28 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Laura Locker has a doctorate in political science from Johns Hopkins University and has taught American and comparative politics courses to university students in Portland, Oregon. She's particularly interested in political economics and sociology, and issues of race, class and gender. Julia Scheele is an illustrator, graphic facilitator and comic book artist. She runs One Beat Zines, a feminist zine collective and distributor. @juliascheele

Reviews for American Politics: A Graphic History

'Upbeat and optimistic, it reminds us that one awful president can't sink history's most powerful democracy.' - The Bookseller

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