This 2-volume work examines the efforts of our diverse nation to secure civil rights for all its people including African-Americans, Native-Americans, Chicanos, women, Asian-Americans, workers, Gays & Lesbians, children, seniors, and numerous others. Covering the period from 1865 to the present, the set features over 700 entries comprised of historical and state surveys, biographies, entries on civil rights and other organizations, political and social movements, legislation and government programs, court cases, overall concepts, cultural and educational institutions, as well as film, literature, music and art.
"...an impressive and important two-volume encyclopedia...Overall this set offers a more scholarly treatment than Sharpe Reference's Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America...and is far more comprehensive than the out of print ABC-CLIO Companion to the Civil Rights Movement...a reference set that should have broad appeal. It is suitable for both public and academic libraries, and given the importance of the topic, larger high school collections may also want to consider it."
-- Against the Grain, June 2000
Price: US $415.00