ERIC Number: ED399307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America. Volume 1, Acadians -- Iranian Americans [and] Volume 2, Irish Americans -- Yupiat.
Vecoli, Rudolph J., Ed.; And Others
This two-volume encyclopedia includes essays on distinct ethnic, ethnoreligious, or Native American groups in the United States, arranged in alphabetical order. It is intended as a comprehensive reference source in the area of multiculturalism in the United States. The groups were selected according to the magnitude of the group based on 1990 U.S. census figures or on the recommendations of an advisory group on ethnic groups widely studied in high schools and colleges. Each essay includes information on the country of origin and major immigration waves, but the primary focus is on the experience of the group in the United States, specifically in the areas of assimilation and acculturation, family and community dynamics, language, religion, employment and economic traditions, politics and government, and significant contributions. Entries also list media, cultural and social organizations, museums and research centers, and sources for further reading. Contains 106 references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Refugees, Religious Cultural Groups, United States History
Gale Research Inc., 835 Penobscot Building, Detroit, MI 4822-4094 (Volume 1: ISBN-0-8103-9164-3; Volume 2: ISBN-0-8103-9165-1; two-volume set: ISBN-0-8103-9163-5).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - General
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