This expansive, four-volume ready reference work offers critical coverage of contemporary issues that impact people of color in the United States ranging from education and employment to health and wellness and immigration.
• Offers comprehensive coverage of contemporary issues for people of color in the United States that meets the needs of secondary librarians, teachers, and students for a variety of classes and standards
• Presents A–Z entries within four broad themes that explore the social and economic issues that will support readers' understanding of the experiences of people of color in the United States
• Includes debate essays highlighting a variety of viewpoints on key issues from scholars that provide readers with models of critical thinking
• Contains up-to-date information appropriate for classes on history; sociology; psychology; geography, economics; urbanization, immigration and industrialization; and contemporary American societyBook News
Encompassing the experiences of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and other people of color, this four-volume reference is designed for students and general readers in high school and up. With a writing level that is accessible yet still challenging, the set can be used as a reference for courses in history, sociology, psychology, geography, economics, immigration, and American society. Each thematic volume contains alphabetical entries on social and economic issues of people of color, plus debate essays on controversial topics. Entries include cross references and sidebars, and each volume concludes with a list of recommended web sites, books, and articles. Each volume also includes a listing of entries grouped in numerous categories. Volume 1 covers K-12 and higher education, offering 47 entries on topics ranging from adult education to TRIO programs, plus pro/con essays on 6 issues such as charter schools and busing. Volume 2 looks at employment, housing, family, and community. Entries deal with subjects from affordable housing to welfare reform, while pro/con debates offer perspectives on hot-button issues such as Native America casinos and the wealth gap. Volume 3 addresses health and wellness, with material on areas from addiction through violence, plus debates on four issues, including childhood obesity and childhood trauma. Volume 4 deals with immigration and migration. Entries look at a range of issues from anti-immigration policies to undocumented students. Pro/con debate essays address five controversial areas, including the DREAM Act and the impact of immigration on US culture. Each volume contains b&w historical and contemporary photos and illustrations. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)