This text uses a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on sociology, history, psychology, and other social sciences to focus on the factors that contribute to the merger or separation of different racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.
The authors present historical information and contemporary examples of the largest ethnic and minority groups in the United States. They analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the assimilation model in explaining how various racial and ethnic groups have been incorporated (or not) into U.S. society. Focusing on interracial and interethnic relations in the U.S., the authors give a sociological analysis of intergroup processes and the history of the interactions of racial and ethnic groups. Organized thematically rather than chronologically, the text illuminates the main racial and ethnic dilemmas faced in America.
Table of Contents
1. Natives and Newcomers.
2. Together or Apart? Some Competing Views.
3. The Rise of Anglo American Society.
4. The Golden Door.
5. Nativism and Racism.
6. African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation.
7. African Americans: Protest and Social Change.
8. Mexican Americans: From Colonized Minority to Political Activists.
9. Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans: Identity and Incorporation.
10. Native Americans: The First Americans.
11. The Japanese Experience
12. Chinese, Asian Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, and Middle Eastern Arab Americans
13. Vietnamese Americans, Arab Americans, and Resurgent Racism
14. The Future of Ethnicity.
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Racial and Ethnic Relations in America, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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