The Ethnic Dimension in American History by James S. Olson

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The Ethnic Dimension in American History is a thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States.  Considering ethnicity in terms of race, language, religion and national origin, this important text examines its effects on social relations, public policy and economic development.A thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States, including the effects of ethnicity on social relations, public policy and economic developmentIncludes histories of a wide range of ethnic groups including African Americans, Native Americans, Jews, Chinese, Europeans, Japanese, Muslims, Koreans, and LatinosExamines the interaction of ethnic groups with one another and the dynamic processes of acculturation, modernization, and assimilation; as well as the history of immigrationRevised and updated material in the fourth edition reflects current thinking and recent history, bringing the story up to the present and including the impact of 9/11
 

About James S. Olson

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James S. Olson is Distinguished Professor of History at Sam Houston State University. He is the recipient of the university's Excellence in Teaching Award and Excellence in Research Award. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than thirty books, including "Catholic Immigrants in America" (1993); "Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America Since 1945" (1989); "Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam" Fifth Edition (Blackwell, 2006); and "John Wayne American" (1996), which won the Ray and Pat Brown National Book Award from the Popular Culture Association. His book "A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory" (2001) won the Diolece Parmelee Award from the Texas Historical Foundation. His most recent book--"Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer, and History" (2002)--was nominated by The Johns Hopkins University Press for the Pulitzer Prize in History, won the History of Science Category Award from the Association of American Publishers, and was recognized by the "Los Angeles Times" as one of the best non-fiction books in America for 2002.
 
Published September 7, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 393 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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