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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.
People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration examines a wide range of issues that affect people of color in America today, covering education, employment, health, and immigration. Edited by experts in the field, this set supplies current information that meets a variety of course standards in four volumes. Volume 1 covers education grades K–12 and higher education; volume 2 addresses employment, housing, family, and community; volume 3 examines health and wellness; and volume 4 covers immigration.
The content will enable students to better understand the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities as well as current social issues and policy. The content is written to be accessible to a wide range of readers and to provide ready-reference content for courses in history, sociology, psychology, geography, and economics, as well as curricula that address immigration, urbanization and industrialization, and contemporary American society.
- 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 society
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"[A]n excellent reference that outlines contemporary issues and the major fault lines within these issues. Highly recommended for upper- high school and introductory college courses on race or ethnic groups in the U.S."
"People of Color in the United States is an excellent place to begin doing research on a topic in this area."
"Representing a wide range of perspectives, the articles are well researched and thought provoking, and the topics are stimulating. Student researchers in particular will find the breadth and depth of the work immensely helpful for research projects and reports. This distinguished work combines succinct writing, balanced viewpoints, and effective supporting materials on the subject. A very well-crafted, data-driven resource for advanced high school students and college undergraduates."
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