Racial & Ethnic Relations in America Review

“…Racial and Ethnic Relations in America continues in that tradition by providing comprehensive analysis and definitions of a variety of topics ranging from American Zionism to Zoot-suit riots. Each essay varies in length from 500 to 2,500 words. Each entry provides the reader with a comprehensive analysis of the subject and its importance to issues of race and ethnic relations. A number of important court cases are included, such as Brown v. Board of Education. Cross-references in a see also section appear at the conclusion of all entries. The three-volume set is arranged alphabetically in an encyclopedia format. Essays include a core resources bibliography for further reading-an important factor for smaller libraries that can assist students through their inter-library loan programs. This is an excellent resource that will be extensively used and appreciated by students in social sciences and humanities. The writing style, scope, and range of the essays make this three-volume set an appropriate acquisition for academic, public, and secondary school libraries.”
-ARBA, 2001

“Gr 9 Up-An excellent compendium of articles related to race relations and ethnicity in the U.S. and Canada. Topics range from the obscure ‘Filipino Veterans' movement’ to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case, yet all were chosen for their theoretical, historical, and/or current relevance. An introductory paragraph summarizes the content of all but the shortest of the alphabetical entries. Longer articles such as ‘American Indian dance and music,’ ‘Japanese Americans,’ and the ‘Separatist movement in Quebec’ are followed by an annotated bibliography and see-also references. Lists of entries by broad subject area, an index of people, and a general index facilitate access. Other features include a chronology of pertinent events, brief biographies of ‘Pioneers of Intergroup Relations,’ and a comprehensive bibliography. Black-and-white photographs, charts, time lines, and graphs are sprinkled throughout this authoritative resource.”
-School Library Journal, 2000