Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States: S-Z, with primary documents and original writings

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Greenwood Press, 2005 - Reference - 795 pages
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Racism has plagued the United States since its inception. The underside of American history is filled with the reality of racism--the decimation and removal of the Indians, slavery, Jim Crow, internment camps for Japanese Americans, the crime of driving while black, border patrols, and the Patriot Act, to name some examples. This set covers the period from colonial times until today and all the groups discriminated against at one time or another: Arabs and Muslims, who are the most recent targets, blacks, Asians, the indigenous, Latinos, European immigrants, Jews. It is the first work to explore the magnitude of the explosive issue and does so in a non-inflammatory manner. More than 450 essay entries present key terms, organizations, movements, incidents, forums, texts, individuals, legislation, theories, and the like.

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Contents

CONTENTS
vii
Introduction
xiii
List of Editors Advisory Board Members and Contributors
xxvii
Chronology of Race and Racism in the United States
xxxiii
List of Entries
xlvii
Guide to Related Entries
lv
Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States 1
659
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
715
Excerpt from the Kerner Commission Report 1968
735
Original Writings 16 Excerpt from President Abraham Lincolns Letter to James C Conkling August 261863
736
Excerpt from W EB Du Boiss The Souls of Black Folk 1903
738
Excerpt from Gunnar Myrdals An American Dilemma The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy 1944
739
Excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr s I Have a Dream Speech 1963
740
Excerpt from Malcolm Xs The Autobiography of Malcolm X 1965
741
Excerpt from the Aryan Nations Platform 25 Excerpt from the American Sociological Associations The Importance of Collecting Data and Doing So...
743
Selected Bibliography
755

Excerpt from the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965
721
Voting Rights Act of 1965
723
Executive Order 11246 1965 as Amended
725
Index
769
Copyright

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