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Under each tab you will find an index of the topics on the left. On the right will be those same topics in alphabetical order with several selected resources that may help start your research. Since these topics are broad, the resources may not help your specific thesis.
These resources will also vary in format and location, so click on the resource's link to find its current location and availability.
Print and electronic reference books are great for helping you pick an area to write about.
Although openness and inclusion are cornerstones of life in the United States, intolerance and reactionary politics are also very real. As the nation prepares to elect a new president, "The Culture Wars" addresses the key defining issues of contemporary American society through the lens of political and social controversy.Featuring hundreds of A-Z entries and numerous photos, the set examines the history and relevance of the issues, events, controversies, personalities, groups, and concepts that have contributed to the political and social polarization of American society over recent decades. It details hot-button topics as well as the role of the media in defining and shaping these issues - everything from abortion, the Christian Coalition, the environmental movement, feminism, and gay rights, to illegal aliens, pornography, stem-cell research, Watergate, and zero tolerance.