Modern America is an introduction to American Studies within the fields of history, culture, and society from a Scandinavian perspective.
Its focus is on understanding important aspects of contemporary American society through discussions of political, historical, and cultural processes.
The book aims to equip readers with knowledge of and insight into a complex and varied nation that wields tremendous power and influence on the wider world. Presented in an accessible and readable manner, the chapters seek to explore and explain the development of American society, covering topics such as immigration, ethnic minorities, religion, politics, foreign policy, and popular culture. The book is a joint venture between Norwegian and American authors, all specialists in their respective areas.