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An enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with more than 120 supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. (Publisher)
Approximately half the pages--one-third of the 533 entries--offer overviews of such issues as AIDS, affirmative action, and world migration patterns, and of art, music, food customs, films, and literature. Other articles address specific ethnic and national groups, historical events and eras, regional differences and history in each of the 50 states, US immigration policy, and significant individuals... appendixes offering a biographical directory of notable immigrants, US Supreme Court rulings on immigration, federal government agencies and commissions, federal laws, a filmography, a bibliography of general works on immigration, a glossary, and a timeline. Indexing is by category of article, court case, laws and treaties, personage, and subject. (Publisher)
This three-volume reference addresses the wide range of issues that concern race and ethnicity alongside descriptive entries about racial, ethnic, and nationality groups worldwide ... Written by an international group of contributors from various fields of study. (Publisher)
The articles are arranged alphabetically, but an initial thematic outline guides readers to entries relevant to 28 broad topics, among them: African American culture, associations and organizations, children and youth, colonialism, social activism, gender and sexuality, genetic and biological concepts, immigration, and Latino/Hispanic culture, among others. Volume 3 concludes with an annotated filmography, a list of primary sources, selected primary sources, and a subject index. (Publisher)
Gale Encyclopedia Of Multicultural America updates the essays in the second edition on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns.
This was the first book to survey American ethnic groups. Upon its publication, in 1980, Daniel Patrick Moynihan declared, "This is a major work of scholarship, something that has never been attempted before. It will be an enduring monument to the foresight and large-mindedness of those responsible for its landmark publication. It will be something our grandchildren will thank us for."
This volume contains selected readings that offer insights into issues surrounding immigration and multiculturalism in the US, Europe, and around the world. The primary sources excerpted here include newspaper articles, letters, speeches, legislation, interviews, memoirs, novels, and songs written during the past two centuries. Each entry features an editorial introduction, information on the author, and a list of resources for further study. The organization of the volume is roughly chronological, by era. (Publisher)
Combining the insight of two-dozen expert contributors to examine key figures, events, and policies over 200 years of U.S. immigration history, this work illuminates the foundations of the ethnic and socioeconomic makeup of our nation. (Publisher)
This encyclopedia contains 50 thorough profiles of the most numerically significant immigrant groups now making their homes in the United States, telling the story of our newest immigrants and introducing them to their fellow Americans. (Publisher)
Twenty American academics, historians, and librarians contribute 18 chapters to a comparative reference text covering 17 of the major ethnic groups from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America that have populated the U.S. over the past two centuries.(Publisher)