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The Atlas of American Diversity visually captures for the reader the racial and ethnic variety of contemporary America. Through the use of over 200 maps and charts, the Atlas tells the story of dozens of these groups - from Tongan Americans to Salvadoran Americans to Italian Americans. It examines their residential patterns in the United States, their family patterns, occupations, age distribution, income, immigration history, and housing preferences, among other topics. A final chapter compares these groups on many of these topics, highlighting the variability of the American experience for members of different ethnic groups. Distilling thousands of pages of census documents and other statistical data on American racial and ethnic groups into easily understandable maps and charts, the Atlas highlights trends and conditions not otherwise observable, making it an ideal tool for scholars, students, and policy makers alike.
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Journal of American Ethnic History
Readers searching for social and economic details about American ethnic groups will likely find something of value in this work, for the authors have compiled a great deal of data from the 1990 census and a few other sources.
— Eugene Turner, California State University, Northridge
Internet Book Watch
The Atlas Of American Diversity documents the diversity and variance of race and ethnicity in America today, and examines the issues that affect the different groups. The topics covered include immigration and migration, socioeconomic status, health, crime, language, and politics. The data and text are enhanced and illuminated with color maps and charts. The Atlas Of American Diversity is an essential, core title for school and community library reference and demographic collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761991281
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 3/9/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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