The Multicultural America set offers students and general readers a fascinating glimpse into the history of different ethnic groups in this nation. The focus of the set is on the social history, customs, and traditions of immigrants across American history. Each volume covers a different ethnic group—including African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Hispanic Americans, Jewish Americans, and Native Americans—presenting a remarkable array of valuable information. The books cover everything from the foods people ate, the way they dressed, entertainment, and popular pastimes to work, education, political activity, and their contributions and conflicts in American society.
The volumes in this set are presented in an engaging, informative manner, describing what members of a group found when they first arrived in the United States right up to their current status in American society. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations, a glossary, maps, box features, and further reading round out these invaluable resources.
For each title: Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Glossary. Box features. Further reading lists.
About the Author(s)
General editor Rodney P. Carlisle earned his B.A. in history from Harvard and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California in Berkeley. He is a former chair of the history department at Rutgers University in Camden, where he taught for more than 30 years, specializing in 20th-century history. Carlisle is now professor emeritus there. He has written and edited many articles and more than 30 books on history, including Facts On File's Handbook to Life in America set.