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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.
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ISBN:
9780761470960

9780761470625
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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?

Praise for James Patterson

'Its breakneck pace leaves you gasping for breath' Daily Mail


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

This set for middle-school and high-school students recognizes and celebrates American cultural diversity. Much of the information students need for historical research on a variety of topics is found here. The format is easy to use. Each volume has a table of contents that lists every entry. The last volume has an accurate A-Z index and two classified indexes, one by subject and the other by culture. Entries range from 100 to 5,000 words and include ethnic groups, biographies, concepts, and historical events. For example, volume 1 contains the entries Armenian Americans, Herman Badillo, African American-Jewish American relations, Abortion, Black Entertainment Television, and Bay of Pigs Invasion. References to related entries are indicated by small capital letters. Biographies note date and place of birth and death. Clear black-and-white photographs and charts are abundant. Longer entries are signed and include a suggested reading list. These entries have detailed discussions that relate the historical and cultural aspects of a topic. For example, the entry Acadians tells of their migration from Canada to Louisiana and discusses their culture, including language, food, crafts, and music. There is no reference from "Cajun" in the body of the encyclopedia, but it appears in the index. Most ethnic groups have a similarly long entry. Volume 6 has a timeline of key events in American multiculturalism, a list of addresses of organizations representing different ethnic groups or advocating multiculturalism, and a filmography and a bibliography, both current to 1993 (although neither is exhaustive--The Joy Luck Club is omitted from the movie titles). Among the entries showing the breadth of coverage of the set are Feminist movement; Ancestor worship; Buddhism; Census, 1990 (which discusses its problems); Poets and poetry; Valentine's Day; Kwanzaa; Cinco de Mayo; Yom Kippur (but not Ramadan); Yonsei; the Blues; Gays and Lesbians; Sanctuary movement; Scapegoat; and Rainbow coalition. A few entries seem unrelated to the topic: Brook Farm, Bryn Mawr College. This set is highly recommended for young adult collections in schools and public libraries, though the vocabulary will challenge some younger readers (e.g., coercion, marginalized, incipient). Nowhere else is so much information supporting multicultural education available in a single source at this reading level. (Reviewed May 1, 1994)


Library Journal Review

Multiculturalism is defined broadly in this six-volume set, as evidenced by entries for ``Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Epidemic,'' ``Keller, Helen,'' and ``Walters, Barbara.'' Several centuries and hundreds of topics are covered, with emphasis upon the United States. Historical, political, and sociological perspectives predominate. The scope is so broad that the unadventurous might not realize that there are entries, for example, for ``The Maryland Act of Religious Toleration,'' ``Parochial Schools,'' ``Sharecropping,'' and ``Antifeminism.'' More than two-thirds of the pages feature photographs, tables, maps, or document excerpts (some of which are full-page). Given its title, this set will be easily found in online catalogs; once it is noticed on reference shelves, it will be perused by browsers. Both children and adults in a variety of libraries will consult this source; it is a relevant tool for these days and times.-Katherine Dahl, Western Illinois Univ., Macomb (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