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Title:
Encyclopedia of multiculturalism, supplement
Author:
Auerbach, Susan, 1956-
Publication Information:
New York : Marshall Cavendish, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
2 volumes (lxxxix, 1813-2388, lx pages) : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
General Note:
Supplement to Encyclopedia of multiculturism, v. 1-6, c1994.

Includes indexes.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 7. Acoma, Battle of-Mexico, bailout of -- v. 8. Mfume, Kweisi-Wyatt v. Strickley.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780761470960

9780761470625
Format :
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Grand Central Station, New York City, 11 pm.

Gunshots and explosions fill the air, and suddenly you - and everyone else ­- are running for your lives.

You stumble across a dead man slumped against an open locker containing a bag full of diamonds.

What do you do next?

Do you ignore what you've found and run with the rest of the fleeing crowd?

Or do you take the bag knowing that it will change your life for ever, leaving you rich... or dead?

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Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Updates the publisher's six-volume Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism, which we reviewed in the May 1, 1994, issue of RBB. Of the 588 entries,34 are updates of articles from the original set, while the remainder are new. A cumulative index covers the entire set. Essential for those libraries that purchased the original volumes and have found them useful.


Library Journal Review

Marshall Cavendish claims to have published this two-volume supplement to the Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism (LJ 4/15/94) because of a continued strong need for reference materials on multiculturalism. The Supplement, like the original six-volume set, aims to collect information in one place on groups and issues that were previously left out of popular reference works. Since multiculturalism is now a more prevalent part of contemporary life, however, most newer reference books cover it in their entries, and there is not much here that cannot be found elsewhere. Furthermore, multiculturalism is defined so broadly that the work reads like a summary of the current events of the past four years without any sharp, theoretical focus (e.g., see the entry "Gore, Tipper"). Still, some recent controversies are handled well (e.g., Columbus Day celebrations), and young adults and general readers may find the compilation of information on so many diverse groups in one source useful. Together, the two volumes include 584 entries, and the appendixes in the second volume offer an updated time line, resources, filmography, bibliography, subject list, and general index, all of which supersede the original six-volume set. Recommended for school and public libraries.ÄMarc Meola, Temple Univ. Lib., Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Choice Review

Concepts of US pluralism (social sciences), multiculturalism, ethnology, and ethnic and race relations form the framework for this valuable, inclusive encyclopedic reference set "devoted to 'minority groups' that have suffered discrimination and exclusion--African-Americans, American Indians, Asian/Pacific Americans, Latinos and women." Sources on interdisciplinary multiculturalism are widely dispersed and often too specialized for general readers and others doing introductory research. Focusing on multicultural perspectives that unite and divide diverse Americans, this work examines American society and history through the experiences of culturally diverse groups whose contributions and issues have often been ignored. The list of contributors is impressive; their goal of presenting controversial and previously ill-documented information with objectivity and clarity has been met. Volume 6 includes additional research aids; a unique time line (43,000 BCE to 1993); a resource list; a filmography; a bibliography of recent multicultural studies; an accessible, useful subject list; and a comprehensive index. Two searches quickly uncovered topics recently researched by undergraduate students in this reviewer's library: "gays in the military" and "Japanese American internment camps." One is a brief identification of key terms and individuals, the other an overview essay; both concluded with pertinent recommended readings. Useful for middle and high school students, college undergraduate students, and general readers in the initial reference overview and background portion of their library research. Recommended to all libraries. N. S. Osborne; SUNY College at Oswego


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