May 2008 Archives

Two New Online Encyclopedia's

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* Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society
http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/moreinfo.phtml?id=15128
This encyclopedia is arranged with nearly 600 entries in alphabetical order. The individual essays range in length from 500 to 6,000 words (118 entries are more than 2,000 words), accompanied by more than 200 visuals, including photographs, tables, figures, and maps.


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* Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/moreinfo.phtml?id=1733
Essays on 152 culture groups of the U.S., from Acadians to Yupiats, covering their history, acculturation and assimilation, family and community dynamics, language and religion. Each essay is 5,000 to 20,000 words in length and includes black-and-white photographs, usually of people in native dress or engaged in a traditional activity. The information for each ethnic group includes a brief history of the country of origin, immigration statistics and a history of migration to America, and information on traditions and customs, language, religion, political involvement, and employment. Brief biographies of immigrants who have made a contribution to American society are followed by lists of newspapers and radio and TV stations serving the group, organizations, museums and research centers, and a brief bibliography.


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