From the Publisher
"Provides an excellent overview of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American political involvment. . . . Especially valuable for general readers and undergraduates, including technical program students."
"[N]o other reference source provides as comprehensive coverage . . . of the political history of these four minority groups within a single reference work. . . . This work is highly recommended for public, high school, college, and university libraries."
Reference & User Services Quarterly
"[T]he information is authoritative, current, and informative. The set constitutes a good one-stop place for students doing research on these four groups and deserves purchase for its usefulness."
The Gale Group
"This set is a welcome addition to the reference literature because it addresses important topics that are generally neglected. . . . For academic libraries."
"This work serves as an excellent source for students and general researchers looking for useful, reliable, and readily available material on the political history and influence of the four largest racial ethnic groups in the United States."
"Only one-stop resource available that focuses exclusively on the expanding role of minorities in the U.S. politics."
This set is a welcome addition to the reference literature because it addresses important topics that are generally neglected. Its flaws, minor enough that they could be easily redressed in the next edition, include overemphasis on contemporary figures and events without history or context; superficial entries (e.g., failing to convey the significance of Thurgood Marshall, describing "cultural pluralism" as "recognizing that each race has its own culture," or citing only a newspaper op-ed in a bibliography; and empirical as well as normative assertions that are not well supported. Distinct sections cover African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans but without coordination (the role of political parties, for example, is discussed for African Americans in extensive essays that are among the best entries but not for other groups). An interesting comparative time line, excerpts from original sources, and directories of community groups are all included. Schultz also edited Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics. For academic libraries.--Frank H. Wu, Howard Univ. Law Sch., Washington, DC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
This two-volume set (the third and final work in the American Political Landscape Series) addresses the contemporary impact of four of the largest minority groups in the U.S. About 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries cover people, events, court cases, movements, and organizations. Longer entries discuss some of the key issues that face minorities in American politics today<-->for example, affirmative action, immigration, bilingual education, and political participation Volume I explain the political history of African and Asian Americans, and Volume II covers Native and Hispanic Americans. Introductory essays highlight the political history of each group. Appendixes include primary documents and directory information on organizations. Contains several b&w photos. Edited by Schultz (adjunct fellow at the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs), Kerry L. Haynie (Rutgers U.), Anne M. McCulloch (Columbia College), and Andres L. Aoki (Augsburg College). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)