Racism has plagued the United States since its inception. The underside of American history is filled with the reality of racismthe decimation and removal of the Indians, slavery, Jim Crow, internment camps for Japanese Americans, the crime of driving while black, and border patrols, 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, and 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.
The wide range of entries will facilitate cross-disciplinary reading and research for high school and higher education students and the general reader. As an authoritative ready-reference, it will be crucial for understanding of the minority groups and their experiences with the dominant culture. Most entries contain suggestions for further reading. A timeline, photos, and a host of primary documents uomplement the entries. Sample entries: Academic Racism, American Literature and Racism, Aryan Nations, Barrios, Bensonhurst Incident, Columbus Day Controversy, Detroit Race Riot of 1967, Eugenics Movement, Films and Racial Stereotypes, Freedom Riders, Gulf War, Jim Crow Laws, La Raza Unida, March on Washington, Melting Pot, Mexican Repatriations, Minstrelsy, Nation of Islam, One-Drop Rule, Pan-Asian Solidarity, Race Riots, Redlining, Sharecropping, Sioux Outbreak of 1890, Slave Codes, Sports Mascots, Tokenism, U.S. Border Patrol, War on Poverty and the Great Society, WASPs, White Flight, Zionist Occupied Government
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About the Author
Pyong Gap Min is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. A prolific author and editor, he has taught courses on race and ethnic relations, marriage and the family, and Asian Americans and specializes in Korean and other Asian American immigrants.
Table of Contents
List of Advisory Board Members, Editor, and Contributors
List of Entries
List of Entries by Category
Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States
Slave Codes of the State of Georgia, 1848
Excerpts from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848
The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863
Fourteenth Amendment, June 1866
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
Excerpt from the Indian Allotment Act, 1887
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
The National Origins Act of 1924 (Johnson-Reed Act)
Executive Order #9066, February 1942
Brown v. Board of Education, May 1954
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Excerpt from the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Executive Order 11246 (1965), as Amended
Excerpt from the Kerner Commission Report, 1968
Excerpts from Abraham Lincoln's letter to James C. Conkling, August 26, 1863
Excerpt from W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folks, 1903
Excerpts from Madison Grant's The Passing of the Great Race, 1916
Excerpt from Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, 1944
Excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," 1963
Excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech," 1963
Excerpt from Malcolm X's The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1965
Excerpt from James Mooney's The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890, 1965
Huanani-Kay Trask's "Settlers, Not Immigrants"
Excerpt from the Aryan Nation's Platform
Excerpt from the American Sociological Association's "The Importance of Collecting Data and Doing Social Scientific Research of Race," 2003
What People are Saying About This
"The civil rights movement, culminating in the passage of landmark civil rights legislation in 1964 and 1965, set into motion a literal revolution of ideas. The result was a tremendous outpouring of research and writing that transformed how we think about race and racism. This is why the Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States is such a timely contribution. For scholars and students alike, it provides a one-stop reference to the vast canon of race scholarship. More than a compendium of knowledge, it also reflects the theoretical developments and critical thinking that are the hallmarks of race scholarship during the post-Civil Rights Era."
"The civil rights movement, culminating in the passage of landmark civil rights legislation in 1964 and 1965, set into motion a literal revolution of ideas. The result was a tremendous outpouring of research and writing that transformed how we think about race and racism. This is why the ^IEncyclopedia of Racism in the United States^R is such a timely contribution. For scholars and students alike, it provides a one-stop reference to the vast canon of race scholarship. More than a compendium of knowledge, it also reflects the theoretical developments and critical thinking that are the hallmarks of race scholarship during the post-Civil Rights Era."