Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Queer: A Graphic History, illustrator Jules Scheele teams up with Dr Laura Locker in this comic-book introduction to the political history of the Land of Opportunity.
How dida political outsider like Trump win the 2016 presidential election? Why do someAmericans feel so strongly about gun rights? Is there a role for more than twopolitical parties in the system?
Politicsisn’t something that just occurs in the West Wing or the gleaming Capitolbuilding – it comes from the interaction between state and society, theAmerican people living their daily lives. In this unique graphic guide, wefollow modern citizens as they explore everything from the United States’political culture, the Constitution and the balance of power, to socialmovements, the role of the media, and tensions over race, immigration, and LGBTrights.
Stepright up, and see what lies beneath the pageantry and headlines of this greatnation.
Icon Books Ltd; September 2018
- ISBN: 9781785783463
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: American Politics
- Author: Laura Locker; Jules Scheele (ill.)
Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
In The Press
'Upbeat and optimistic, it reminds us that one awful president can't sink history's most powerful democracy.' - The Bookseller
About The Author
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.
Jules Scheele is an illustrator, graphic facilitator and comic book artist. She runs One Beat Zines, a feminist zine collective and distributor. @julesscheele