American Civil Rights Reference Library (5 volume set: cumulative index, primary sources, almanac vol 1 and 2, biographies)

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9780787631697: American Civil Rights Reference Library (5 volume set: cumulative index, primary sources, almanac vol 1 and 2, biographies)
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As the underlying source for so many important social, political, cultural, economic and personal events, it's no wonder that the study of civil rights is among the leading topics used to advance cross-curriculum understanding of American history and current events. In just four comprehensive and consistent volumes, your students gain access to a rich set of data chosen by independent experts. This set focuses on the civil rights of America's largest ethnic groups, but also covers selected immigrant groups, women and others.

"American Civil Rights: Almanac" offers essays, definitions, further readings and interpretation in two volumes. Information is arranged in six chapters by group: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, nonethnic groups (including women, lesbians and gay men), and selected immigrant groups. It also features approximately 120 photographs. Useful for report writing, the "Almanac" presents objective interpretation of the era.

"American Civil Rights: Biographies" introduces students to 23 people who symbolize American civil rights. Illustrated essays of up to 2,400 words cover well-known and lesser-known individuals. Each entry includes a biographical overview, sidebars on related people and topics and a list of further reading. Each volume includes a timeline/chronology, photographs, glossrary, further reading section and a cumulative index.

"American Civil Rights: Primary Sources" allows students and researchers to review approximately 19 full or excerpted speeches, memoirs, and other documents arranged in broad subject chapters for easy comparison. Each entry features an historical overview, a document excerpt, an in-textglossary, sidebars detailing related events and selections for further reading. Also 50 photographs are included.

For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the "Almanac, Biographies" or" Primary Sources."

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"Composed of three titles that could be used independently, this resource works well as an integrated set. ...the format, reading level, and research and activity ideas in this set make it suitable for middle school and high school. Biographies and Primary Sources support the Almanac, bringing basic material together in one place to make this a worthwhile purchase for student use."
-- "VOYA" (April 2000)

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