America Now
Twelfth Edition   ©2017

America Now

Short Readings from Recent Periodicals

Robert Atwan (Series Editor, Best American Essays)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05511-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05511-0; Format: Paper Text, 464 pages

Every single professional reading is new and was written within the last three years (except the classic "America Then" readings), making America Now the most current short-essay reader available. And as always, the readings are supported by the practical, trustworthy support for students for which America Now is known. Some highlights of the Twelfth Edition include:

  • Michael I. Niman’s "As Confederate Flags Fall, Columbus Statues Stand Tall" (on confronting America’s past and present)
  • Mona Charen’s "Unlock ‘Em Up?" (on examining public policy)
  • Christina Cauterucci’s "Should Women Be Required to Register for the Draft?" (on the volatile debate surrounding this question)

More topics of high student interest. New thematic units, including "A College Education: How Valuable Is It?," "Prisons, Police, Punishment: Is Our Criminal Justice System Broken?", and "Gender: What Are the Issues Today?", offer perspectives that students will want to read on issues they'll want to respond to.

Expanded use of class-proven features. Popular with instructors and students alike, America Now’s "In Brief" feature now leads every chapter in the book, and unique "Spotlight on Research" sections offer more opportunities for discussion and writing than ever before.