Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

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In the 21st century, it is easy for some students and readers to believe that racism is a thing of the past; in reality, old wounds have yet to heal, and new forms of racism are taking shape. Racism has played a role in American society since the founding of the nation, in spite of the words qall men are created equalq within the Declaration of Independence. This set is the largest and most complete of its kind, covering every facet of race relations in the United States while providing information in a user-friendly format that allows easy cross-referencing of related topics for efficient research and learning. The work serves as an accessible tool for high school researchers, provides important material for undergraduate students enrolled in a variety of humanities and social sciences courses, and is an outstanding ready reference for race scholars. The entries provide readers with comprehensive content supplemented by historical backgrounds, relevant examples from primary documents, and first-hand accounts. Information is presented to interest and appeal to readers but also to support critical inquiry and understanding. A fourth volume of related primary documents supplies additional reading and resources for research.Redlining is a practice where banks and other financial institutions denied mortgage or home improvement loans to homeowners who live in certain geographic areas, regardless of the physical condition of the home or the credit worthiness ofanbsp;...


Title:Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic
Author: Charles A. Gallagher, Cameron D. Lippard
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-06-24
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