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Racism : changing attitudes 1900-2000
Grant, R. G.
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Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, [2000]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Discusses racist attitudes of white people in the twentieth century, how Africans and Asians have struggled against this racism, and changes in European and North American attitudes to include a vision of a multiracial future.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.4 2.0 49068.
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HT1521 .G677 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Six topical titles examine developments in major social concerns of the past 100 years from a global perspective. The series traces key issues from early controversies to the present day. Significant events are enhanced with quotes from witnesses and prominent personalities of the decade. The text discusses individuals associated with these social concerns, as well as events that marked or caused important shifts in public opinion.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. These new titles in the Twentieth Century Issues series offer global surveys of two of the most vexing social problems of the last century, and a look at society's changing attitudes toward them. Though brief, the books are useful introductions to significant aspects of these complex issues. Racism discusses colonialism, civil rights, and black power; Crime and Punishment examines organized and political crime and its internationalization. The smoothly and clearly written texts are enlivened by sidebars that identify "Key Moments" and offer snippets of opinion. The texts are further enhanced by numerous illustrations, which include both photographs and period drawings. Both titles have glossaries, lists of books for further reading, and "useful addresses." --Michael Cart

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-These two series entries look at important social issues and reveal changing attitudes. Racism offers a global overview with chapters that address colonialism, fascism, civil rights, and apartheid as well as positive strides in this area. Women's Rights offers chapters on "Women in War and Peace," "Revolution and Repression," "Women's Liberation," and "A Century of Progress?" among other topics. It gives not only a historical perspective, but also addresses contemporary issues facing women around the world. Both books are extensively illustrated with carefully chosen color and black-and-white photos and reproductions, and the writing is clear and straightforward.-Linda W. Tilden, Cherry Hill Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.