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About 1,080 free books. Some book titles: Racial ambiguity in Asian American culture; Why The Germans? Why The Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, And The Prehistory Of The Holocaust; A dreadful deceit: the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama’s America.

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About 500 sociology books free pdf download. Principles of Sociology online, Masters of Sociological Thought online, Structure of Sociological Theory Turner, Sociological Insight 2nd edition, A Guide through the American Status System, Introduction to Sociology Tischler online, And the Band Played on Shilts, Pornified Paul, The New Male Sexuality online, Its Not Easy Being Mean by Lisi Harrison, Sham Salerno online, Triumph of the City by Glaeser online, The Colonizer and the Colonized online, Mapping the Social Landscape free online, Jurgen Habermas online free, the Road to Character by David Brooks online, Bowling Alone Putnam.

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About 60 Free Sociology textbooks pdf download. Some books: Sociology textbooks (dozens), Sociology textbook Aby online, National Traditions in Sociology, Medical Sociology, Readings in Sociology, World of Sociology Palmisano online, Urban Sociology, Sociology textbook by Alex Thio online, Rural Sociology in India, Sociology Macionis online, Sociology Farley 4th edition online, Sociology textbook Schaefer online, Sport Sociology online, Sociology textbook Henslin online, Sociology in Everyday Life online, Key Concepts in Sociology online, Foundations of Modern Sociology, Sociology Lindsey Prentice Hall textbook online, Sociology textbook by John J. Macionis, Industrial Sociology: sociology of work, Sociology of Emile Durkheim, Sociology textbooks free pdf.

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About 5,500 free social science books pdf download at the Internet Archive. Some books: Social Sciences & Humanities Index, Social Control, Race and the Social Sciences online, Politics and the Social Sciences, The Social Studies and the Social Sciences online, Statistics for the Social Sciences, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities online, The Social Sciences and African Development, Readings in the Social Sciences, Computers and the Social Sciences, Careers in the Social Sciences, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (many volumes), Ethics Social Sciences and Policy, many more eBooks on Social Sciences.

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About 200 Women’s Studies books free pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: Leveraging Gender at Work, The Ideal of the Educated Woman, Talking Gender, Handbook of Feminist Theology, Contemporary Feminist Theories, Feminist Theory and Research, Ecofeminism, Russia’s Women, The New Soft War on Women, Beauty Body Image and Growing Up Latina, Women Behind Bars, The Sacrificial Mother, Women and Freedom in Early America, Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship, A Diversity of Women, many more eBooks on Social Science and Women.

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Reader’s Guide in Economic, Social and Political Science (Economic Tracts) – What is Social Science About?

Bowker,R. R., & Iles, George, ed.
Society for Political Education 1891 Dewey Dec. 016.3 Rf

Class list with concise notes indicating scope and relative value. Suggestions for reading, citation of authorities, bibliographic helps, etc., introduce each subject. – – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

The Social Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Guide to Selected Sources – What is Social Science About?

Herron, Nancy L., ed.
Wilson 1932

General Social Sciences – Political Science – Economics – Business – History – Law & Legal Issues – Anthropology – Sociology – Education – Psychology – Geography – Communication –

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A Reader’s Guide to the Social Sciences – What is Social Science About?

Hoselitz, Bert F.
Free Press 1960 Dewey Dec. 300

“What to read – and why to read it – in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology”. – Book cover.

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Social Science Reference Sources: A Practical Guide – What is Social Science About?

Li, Tze-chung
Greenwood 2000

The first part of the volume contains chapters on the social sciences in general, including discussions of available research tools. It also provides brief descriptions of the features and search methods of online vendors and reviews the specialized reference sources available in selected periodicals. The second part contains chapters on reference sources in particular social science disciplines. The first section of each chapter examines access to these sources through such tools as bibliographies, indexes, and abstracts, while the second looks at particular types of works, such as directories and encyclopedias. In most cases, entries are listed alphabetically under each heading and subheading, with full bibliographic information provided.

Encyclopedia of Modern American Social Issues – What is Social Science About?

Kronenwetter, Michael
ABC-CLIO 1997 Dewey Dec. 306

The Encyclopedia of Modern American Social Issues examines more than 160 issues, events, and ideas that affect many areas of American life. Here the reader will find a balanced examination of such current topics as social welfare, civil rights, politics and government, the environment, the media, economics, health, family, religion, education, the law, and even sports. Additional entries provide background on issues that are primarily identified with previous centuries but that continue to influence modern issues and controversies. The informative and succinct discussions of these and other social issues found in this volume provide an invaluable resource for students, librarians, historians, and others interested in American social affairs.

Dictionary of the Social Sciences – What is Social Science About?

Reading, Hugo F.
Routledge & Kegan Paul 1977 Dewey Dec. 300

“This dictionary of over 7,500 terms covers all the social sciences with the exception of economics and linguistics. Those economic and linguistic terms which are frequently used in the other social sciences have, however, been included.” – Preface. Most entries are brief; the majority have definitions of less than 10 words.

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Sources of Information in the Social Sciences: A Guide to the Literature – What is Social Science About?

Webb, William H., Beals, Alan R. and White, Carl M. et al.
American Library Ass. 1986 Dewey Dec. 300

Nearly 600 pages of bibliographic essays for each field within the social sciences, covering important works and useful reference works in the field. Has a detailed index of nearly 200 pages.

Sociology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources – What is Sociology Study?

Aby, Stephen H.
Libraries Unlimited 2005 Dewey Dec. 301

This critically acclaimed work provides undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and librarians with descriptions of approximately 610 major reference sources in sociology, its subdisciplines, and the related social sciences. Emphasis in this edition is on works in English published in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia from 1997 through early 2004.

Encyclopedia of Sociology – What is Sociology Study?

Dushkin
Dushkin 1974 Dewey Dec. 301

Over 1300 entries, varying in length from short to long, to specialized terminology of sociology. Comprehensive and contemporary with many cross references and ” subject maps “, that outline the encyclopedia’s coverage in various areas.

Social Evolution – What is Sociology Study?

Kidd, Benjamin
NY: Macmillan 1898 Dewey Dec. 301

Sociology – Free College Textbook – What is Sociology Study?

Lindsey, Linda L. and Beach, Stephen
Prentice Hall 2002 Dewey Dec. 301

The text helps students understand sociological concepts and theory through clear examples of how sociology affects each of us in everyday life. Lindsey/Beach also presents comprehensive coverage of topics of high interest and relevance to today’s student: race, class, gender, sexuality, crime and deviance.

Oxford Dictionary of Sociology – Free College Textbook – What is Social Science About?

Marshall, Gordon
Oxford Univ. 1998 Dewey Dec. 301

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World of Sociology (2 Vols) – Free College Textbooks – What is Sociology Study?

– Volume 2

Palmisano, Joseph M., ed.
Gale Group 2001 Dewey Dec. 301

“World of Sociology is a comprehensive, subject-specific guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, developments and pioneers related to the field of sociology. Coverage includes alphabetically arranged topical essays, definitions and biographies, intelligently organized and written in clear, concise and easy-to-understand language. World of Sociology also provides the same type of clear cross-references and extensive indexing reviewers have praised in the science World of … titles series. The coverage is balanced with special attention given to women, minorities and the lesser-known leaders in the field of sociology.” -Publisher

Sociology – Free College Textbooks – What is Sociology Study?

Stark, Rodney
Thomson Higher Ed 2007 Dewey Dec. 301

SOCIOLOGY is truly a classic introductory text which introduces students to the methods and theories of sociology using Rodney Stark’s hallmark “Over the Shoulder of a professional sociologist” approach, presenting sociology on a personal level. Stark describes what sociologists do and how they do it, focusing first on the questions they pose and how they search for and formulate their answers, and then moving on to study their answers and conclusions. In this way, he effectively explores themes, raising issues in a straightforward manner with historical accuracy and solid research. The text employs a unique feature titled “A Closer View,” which illustrates seminal research studies to introduce students to the sociological imagination and the world around them.

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Sociology: Discovering Society – Free College Textbooks – What is Sociology Study?

Stockard: Jean
Wadsworth 1997 Dewey Dec. 301

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Theory of the Leisure Class; An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions – What is Social Science About?

Veblen, Thorstein B.
Macmillan 1899 Dewey Dec. 301

“Thorstein Veblen sets out ‘to discuss the place and value of the leisure class as an economic factor in modern life’. In so doing he produced a landmark study of affluent American society that exposes, with brilliant ruthlessness, the habits of production and waste that link invidious business tactics and barbaric social behaviour. Veblen’s analysis of the evolutionary process sees greed as the overriding motive in the modern economy; with animpartial gaze he examines the human cost paid when social institutions exploit the consumption of unessential goods for the sake of personal profit. Fashion, beauty, animals, sports, the home, the clergy, scholars – all are assessed for their true usefulness and found wanting. The targets of Veblen’scoruscating satire are as evident today as they were a century ago, and his book still has the power to shock and enlighten.” -Publisher

Contents: A Chronology of Thorstein Bunde Veblen — Explanatory Notes — I. Introductory — II. Pecuniary Emulation — III. Conspicuous Leisure — IV. Conspicuous Consumption — V. The Pecuniary Standard of Living — VI. Pecuniary Canons of Taste — VII. Dress as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture — VIII. Industrial Exemption and Conservatism — IX. The Conservation of Archaic Traits — X. Modern Survivals of Prowess — XI. The Belief in Luck — XII. Devout Observances — XIII. Survivals of the Non-Invidious Interest — XIV. The Higher Learning as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture

Outline of Practical Sociology; with Special Reference to American Conditions – Free College Textbooks – What is Social Science About?

Wright, Carroll D.
Longmans 1902 Dewey Dec. 302

Valuable information on population, social and political organizations, immigration, urban and rural conditions, questions of family, education, labor, wealth and poverty, crime, temperance, etc.- A.L.A.Catalog 1904

The Anatomy of Prejudices – Free College Textbooks – What is Sociology Study?

Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth
Harvard Univ. 1998 Dewey Dec. 303

Surveying the study of prejudice since World War II, Young-Bruehl finds a history riddled with assumptions, generalizations, and cliches. The Anatomy of Prejudices proposes a fresh start, and suggests an approach that distinguishes between different types of prejudices, the people who hold them, the social and political settings that promote them, and the human needs they fulfill. Young-Bruehl draws on theoretical and clinical, historical, and empirical literatures to show us prejudices from a variety of angles: there are those that help protect a group’s identity (ethnocentrisms) and those that project a group identity (ideologies of desire); there are prejudices as socioeconomic phenomena, attitudes toward governments, products of historical periods, social mechanisms of defense, sexual fantasy structures, and puberty rites.

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Standard Catalog: Sociology Section. One Thousand Titles of the Most Representative and Useful Books on Social, Economic and Educational Questions – What is Social Science About?

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1918 Dewey Dec. 016.3

Standard Catalog: Social Sciences Section – What is Social Science About?

Second Edition Revised and Enlarged. About 1,300 Titles of the Most Representative and Useful Books on Social, Economic and Educational Questions

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1927 Dewey Dec. 016.3

Standard Catalog: Sociology Section. One Thousand Titles of the Most Representative and Useful Books on Social, Economic and Educational Questions – What is Social Science About?

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1918 Dewey Dec. 016.3

Standard Catalog: Social Sciences Section – What is Social Science About?

Second Edition Revised and Enlarged. About 1,300 Titles of the Most Representative and Useful Books on Social, Economic and Educational Questions

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1927 Dewey Dec. 016.3

Questions of the Hour; Social, Economic, Industrial. Study Outlines

based on twenty-two volumes in the Debaters’ Handbook Series and the Handbook Series

Wilson, Justina Leavitt, preparer
White Plains, NY: H. W. Wilson 1917 Dewey Dec. 16.3

30-page bibliography, usually with one page or less devoted to each social issue. For every issue a few topics are listed with about three or four of the best sources for each. Topics are:

Immigration – Child Labor – Employment of Women – Mothers’ Pensions – Woman Suffrage – Prohibition of the Liquor Traffic – Unemployment – Minimum Wage – Organization of Labor- Open versus Closed Shop- Municipal Ownership – Federal Control of Interstate Corporations – Taxation – Agricultural Credit – Compulsory Insurance – Socialism – Monroe Doctrine – National Defense – World Peace


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About 680 free ethnic studies books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: The Detroit Ethnic Experience, Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies, Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies, Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, Ethnic Studies at Chicago 1905-45, Discovering American Folklife, Ethnic Change, The Ethnic Groups of Houston, Canadian Ethnic Identity, Ethnic Chinese as Southeast Asians, Ethnic American Literature, Racial and Ethnic Politics in California, many more free online Books on Ethnic Studies.

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About 1,700 free genealogy books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: German-English Genealogical Dictionary online, American & British Genealogy & Heraldry online, The Book of Irish Families, Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, The Clans and Tartans of Scotland, Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record, Genealogical & Local History Books in Print online, South Carolina Genealogical Research, Irish Family Names, Introducing Genealogy, Genealogical Research in New England, Polish Genealogy & Heraldry, Bringing Your Family History to Life through Social History, Unpuzzling Your Past, Recording Your Family History, Guide to Cemetery Research, Little Book of Irish Clans, Collecting Dead Relatives, Mastering Online Genealogy, many more Genealogy books free pdf.

Internet Archive Genealogy Collection

The Internet Archive’s collection of over 40,000 genealogy resources includes such things as “books on surname origins, vital statistics, parish records, census records, passenger lists of vessels, and other historical and biographical documents.

Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records

Meyerink, Kory L.
Ancestry 1998 Dewey Dec. 016

“While most genealogy books focus on original records and primary sources, this title focuses on secondary sources that have proliferated because of the growth of genealogy. It identifies and explains the vast number of published genealogical sources, acting both as a guidebook and a bibliography to the printed material in the field. The introduction alone is a treasure trove of information, and should be called Genealogy Sources 101. Coverage includes encyclopedias, gazetteers, indexes, abstracts, histories, biographies, military sources, periodicals, and much more.

A Student’s Guide to Irish American Genealogy

McKenna, Erin
Oryx Press 1996 Dewey Dec. 016.9

A guide to genealogical research in the United States and Ireland for Irish Americans. Includes information on the history of Irish immigration.

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A Student’s Guide to German American Genealogy

Robl, Gregory
Oryx Press 1996 Dewey Dec. 016.9

Discusses German and German American history and culture with specific instructions for researching German family history.

Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences – What is Sociology Study?

Ballard, Jaime and others
University of Minnesota Libraries 2016

“Uses a family systems lens to discuss challenges and strengths of immigrant and refugee families in the United States. Chapters address immigration policy, human rights issues, economic stress, mental health and traumatic stress, domestic violence, substance abuse, family resilience, and methods of integration.” -Open Textbook Library Website

A Nation of Peoples: A Sourcebook on America’s Multicultural Heritage – Free College Textbooks – What is Social Science About?

Barkan, Elliott R.
Greenwood 1999 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“The debate over America’s multiculturalism has been intense for nearly three decades, dividing opponents into those insisting on such recognition and those fearing that such a formal acknowledgment will undermine the civic bonds created by a heterogeneous nation. Facts have often been the victim in this dispute, and few works have successfully attempted to present the broad spectrum of America’s ethnic groups in a format that is readable, current, and authoritative. The chapters in this reference book demonstrate that America has been far more than a nation of immigrants; it has been a nation of peoples–of virtually all races, religions, and nationalities–inclusive of indigenous natives and peoples long present as well as myriad immigrant and refugee groups. To the extent possible, each chapter discusses the initial arrival of the group in America; the adaptation of the first generation of immigrants; the economic, political, and cultural integration of the group; and the status of the group in contemporary American society. Each chapter closes with a bibliographical essay, and the volume concludes with a review of the most important general works on America’s multicultural heritage.” -Publisher

Contents:Introduction: America–a nation of peoples / Elliott Robert Barkan — African Americans / Juliet E.K. Walker — American Indians / Alice B. Kehoe — British (English, Welsh, Scots, Scotch-Irish) / William E. Van Vugt — Central and South Americans / Carlos B. Cordova and Raquel Pinderhughes — Chinese / Judy Yung — Cubans / Guillermo J. Grenier and Lisandro Perez — Dutch / Suzanne M. Sinke — East Europeans / Thaddeus C. Radzilowski and John Radzilowski — Filipinos / Jon Cruz — French, French Canadians, and Cajuns / Bruno Ramirez and Francois Weil. Germans and German-speaking immigrants / James M. Bergquist — Greeks / George A. Kourvetaris — Hawaiians / Pauline Nawahineokala’i King — Irish / Timothy J. Meagher — Italians / Paola A. Sensi-Isolani — Japanese / Eileen H. Tamura — Jews / Edward S. Shapiro — Koreans / Kwang Chung Kim — Mexicans / David G. Gutierrez — Middle Easterners and North Africans / Linda S. Walbridge — Mormons / Steven Epperson — Poles / Dominic A. Pacyga — Puerto Ricans / Carmen Teresa Whalen — Scandinavians / David C. Mauk. South Asians / Bruce La Brack — Southeast Asians / Steven J. Gold — West Indians/Caribbeans / Philip Kasinitz and Milton Vickerman.

The Latino Encyclopedia (6 vols)

Chabran, Richard
Cavendish 1996 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“A handsome six volume set organized in traditional encyclopedic format and featuring an array of entries dedicated to Latino subjects and interests. The set offers articles on people, organizations, geography, history, entertainment, religion, family life, literature, and art. Entries vary in length, are cross referenced, include bibliographic sources, and are listed in italicized Spanish in the cases of concepts not yet mainstream in English. The editors have attempted to distinguish between countries and ethnic orientation among the diverse Latino population. The final volume includes comprehensive lists of businesses, educational institutions, films, and organizations.” -Publisher

Contents: v. 1. Abejenos — Chicano movement — v. 2. Chicano Park — Flores Salinas, Juan — v. 3. Florida — Lopez, Nancy — v. 4. Lopez, Trinidad “Trini” — Pescado — v. 5. Peyote — Spanish Americans — v. 6. Spanish borderlands — Zeno Gandia, Manuel, Index.

The Poles in America – What is Sociology Study?

Fox, Paul
NY: Doran 1922 Dewey Dec. 305.8

This is one of a series of studies of ethnic groups by the Interchurch World Movement “…undertaken to show, in brief outline the social, economic and religious background, European or Asiatic, of each group and to present the experience – social, economic and religious – of the particular group in America, with special reference to the contact of the given people with religious institutions in America”. – Introduction

Contents:I European Background: 1. The Formative Period of Polish National Life, 960-1306, 2. The Period of Growing Power, Prosperity, and Influence, 1306-1586. 3. The Period of Poland’s Decline and Fall, 1587-1795, 4. The Period of National Struggle for Independence, 1795-1918, 5. The Restoration, 1918- II Polish Immigration to the United States and Its Distribution – III Economic Conditions of Polish Immigrants in the United States – IV Social Conditions and Educational Forces – V Religious Conditions – A Brief Bibliography

Harvest of Empire; A History of Latinos in America

Gonzalez, Juan
Viking 2000 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“Harvest of Empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.” -Publisher

Contents: Part I. Roots (Las raíces). 1. Conquerors and victims : the image of America forms (1500-1800) — 2. The Spanish borderlands and the making of an empire (1810-1898) — 3. Banana republics and bonds : taming the empire’s backyard (1898-1950) — Part II. Branches (Las ramas). 4. Puerto Ricans : citizens yet foreigners — 5. Mexicans : pioneers of a different type — 6. Cubans : special refugees — 7. Dominicans : from the Duarte to the George Washington Bridge — 8. Central Americans : intervention comes home to roost — 9. Colombians and Panamanians : overcoming division and disdain — Part III. Harvest (La cosecha). 10. The return of Juan Seguín : Latinos and the remaking of American politics — 11. Immigrants old and new : closing borders of the mind — 12. Speak Spanish, you’re in America! : El Huracán over language and culture — 13. Free trade : the final conquest of Latin America — 14. Puerto Rico, U.S.A. : possessed and unwanted.

The Cuban Americans

Gonzalez-Pando, Miguel
Greenwood 1998 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“Today more than one million emigrés make up the Cuban diaspora, and many, though living in America, still consider themselves part of Cuba. This book captures the struggles and dreams of Cuban Americans. Using this resource, students, teachers, and interested readers can examine the engaging and often controversial details of Cuban immigration. Such details include patterns of immigration, adaptation to American life and work, cultural traditions, religious traditions, women’s roles, the family, adolescence, language, and education. Because the author is himself a Cuban American, he does not treat the emigres as mere subjects nor does he tell their story in statistical terms alone. As an insider, he delves deeply into the soul of the community to illustrate all the dimensions of the Cuban American experience.” -Publisher

Contents: Historical background — Genesis of the Cuban exile — Development of the Cuban exile country — Identity, culture, and exile life — The emigres’ economic miracle — Politics of the emigres — Epilogue: the Cuban exile country in the post-Castro era.

The Chinese American Family Album

Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas
Oxford 1994 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“The Chinese American Family Album is a scrapbook of family letters and diary entries, official documents, newspaper articles, and excerpts from literature of the past and present–a personal remembrance of an extended family of Chinese immigrants and their descendants… We learn about the building of the transcontinental railroad and how Chinese immigrants were the backbone of the work force, tailing long hours under the worst conditions. We see Chinatowns spring up wherever the immigrants landed, and we see how the traditions and culture of China were both preserved and altered as the immigrants became Americanized… We follow families through the generations and see how they are living now and what they have brought to our country. We read about famous Chinese Americans who have risen to the top of their fields, such as athlete Michael Chang, author Amy Tan, musician Yo-Yo Ma, and Senator Hiram Fong… The Chinese American Family Album makes the past experiences of these immigrants–and those of their sons and daughters in all the generations since–as real and immediate as the stories told by a favorite grandmother. They bring us in, like an embrace, to the all-encompassing, ever-growing, multicultural family of Americans.” -Publisher

Contents: The middle kingdom. Images of the homeland ; The decision to leave — Voyage to America. Getting ready ; Saying good-bye ; Going to America — Arrival in the land of the flowery flag. A first look at America ; Angel Island ; The poems of Angel Island ; The grilling of a “paper son” ; “Everybody … had a split personality” — A new life. The Gold Rush ; Pioneers ; The railroad builders ; “The Chinese must go” — Putting down roots. The first Chinatown ; Chinatown U.S.A. ; The bachelor society ; Strength through groups ; Family ; The Chinese laundry ; Restaurants ; Ties to the homeland — Part of America. Sweatshops and high tech ; Making it ; Becoming Americans ; Celebrations ; The Lee family — Chinese American timeline.

The Japanese American Family Album

Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas
Oxford 1995 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“Organized chronologically, this book captures the broad sweep of the Japanese-American experience. Each of the six chapters offers a succinct historical presentation followed by first-person accounts. Relying on oral histories and original documents, both pictorial and written, the Hooblers have truly humanized historical events.” SLJ

Contents: The old country : Life in Japan. The decision to leave. — Going to America : Preparing to depart. The voyage. — Ports of entry : Arrival. Picture brides. First impressions. — Going to work : Plantation work. Off the plantation. Students and laborers. Finding a job. Working the fields. Prejudice. — Putting down roots : Community life. Family. School. Religion. Internment and war. — Part of America : Starting over. Success and redress. Preserving the tradition. The Kawaichi and Tamura families. — Japanese American timeline.

The American Spirit in the Writings of Americans of Foreign Birth

Stauffer, Robert E., ed.
Boston: Christopher 1922 Dewey Dec. 305.8

Excerpts from the works of 26 American immigrants that contain their experiences of or thoughts about life in America.

Strangers from a Different Shore: a history of Asian Americans

Takaki, Ronald T.
Penguin 1990 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“A history of Asian Americans, introducing the people, the cultures, and their hope, fears, contribution, and dreams. In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of “picture brides” marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin’s alien climate and culture, and Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the “model minority.”” -Publisher

Contents: From a different shore: their history bursts with telling — Overblown with hope: the first wave of Asian immigration — Gam Saan Haak: the Chinese in nineteenth-century America — Raising cane: the world of plantation Hawaii — Ethnic solidarity: the settling of Japanese America — Ethnic islands: the emergence of urban Chinese America — Struggling against colonialism: Koreans in America — “The tide of turbans”: Asian Indians in America — Dollar a day, dime a dance: the forgotten Filipinos — The watershed of World War II: democracy and race — “Strangers” at the gates again: post-1965 — Breaking silences: community of memory.

Interracial America: opposing viewpoints – What is Social Science About?

Williams, Mary E.
Greenhaven 2001 Dewey Dec. 305.8

Discusses the influence of racial and ethnic differences on American culture, immigration, affirmative action, and interracial families from a variety of viewpoints.

Contents: America’s cultural heritage is distinctly European / Russell Kirk — America’s cultural heritage is diverse and multiethnic / Lillian S. Robinson — Ethnic and racial loyalties endanger American culture / Gerald F. Kreyche — Racial and ethnic loyalties are not dangerous / Virginia I. Postrel — Emphasizing racial diversity leads to greater understanding / Judy Scales-Trent — Emphasizing racial diversity is counterproductive / Marc Elrich — White racism is not to blame for black inequality / Dinesh D’Souza — White racism is to blame for black inequality / Andrew Hacker — Blacks must recognize and fight oppression / bell hooks — Blacks’ claims of oppression by whites hamper black success / Anne Wortham — Racism prevents blacks from achieving economic justice / Claud Anderson — Racism cannot explain poverty among blacks / Yehudi O. Webster — America’s cultural identity is shaped by continued immigration / Luther S. Luedtke — Immigration threatens America’s cultural identity / Dwight D. Murphey — Immigrants unwilling to assimilate will cause interracial conflict / Brent A. Nelson — Increasing immigration will not lead to interracial conflict / Peter H. Schuck — Affirmative action is reverse discrimination / Irving Kristol — Discrimination in favor of minorities is necessary / Eric Foner — Affirmative action combats unintentional racism / Alec R. Levenson & Darrell L. Williams — Affirmative action aggravates racial tension / Linda Chavez — Government must do more for minorities than affirmative action / Seymour Martin Lipset — Government should not be responsible for alleviating discrimination / Lilian & Oscar Handlin — Racial matching in adoptions should be encouraged / Ruth G. McRoy — Racial matching in adoptions is racist and discriminatory / Elizabeth Bartholet — Children of mixed-race unions should be raised biracially / Francis Wardle — Children of mixed-race unions should not be raised biracially / Hettie Jones — Interracial marriage is identical to same-race marriage / Candy Mills — Interracial marriage cannot be treated identically to same-race marriage / Jacqueline Adams.

Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People

Zia, Helen
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2001 Dewey Dec. 305.8

“This groundbreaking book is about the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores the junctures that shocked Asian Americans into motion and shaped a new consciousness, including the murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, by two white autoworkers who believed he was Japanese; the apartheid-like working conditions of Filipinos in the Alaska canneries; the boycott of Korean American greengrocers in Brooklyn; the Los Angeles riots; and the casting of non-Asians in the Broadway musical Miss Saigon. The book also examines the rampant stereotypes of Asian Americans.” -Publisher

Contents: Beyond our shadows. From nothing, a consciousness — Surrogate slaves to American dreamers — The awakening. Detroit blues: “Because of you ” — To market, to market, New York style — Gangsters, gooks, geishas, and geeks — Up from innocence. Welcome to Washington — Lost and found in L.A. — For richer, for poorer — Moving the mountain. Out on the front lines — Reinventing our culture — The last bastion — Living our dreams.

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