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History and Significance of Race in America: AAAS 0829 / HIS 0829 / SOC 0829 / Pol Sci 0829: Encyclopedias

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The African American encyclopedia (online) New York : Marshall Cavendish, c2001.


The Asian American encyclopedia / editor, Franklin Ng. New York : Marshall Cavendish, c1995.

Encyclopedia of Japanese American history : an A-to-Z reference from 1868 to the present / Brian Niiya, editor ; Japanese American National Museum ; foreword by Daniel K. Inouye ; introduction essay by Gary Y. Okihiro.


Encyclopedia Latina : history, culture, and society in the United States / Ilan Stavans, editor in chief, Harold Augenbraum, associate editor. Danbury, Conn. : Grolier Academic Reference, c2005.

Handbook of Hispanic cultures in the United States / general editors, Nicolás Kanellos, Claudio Esteva-Fabregat. Houston, Tex. : Arte Público Press; Madrid, Spain : Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, c1993-1994.

The Mexican American experience : an encyclopedia / Matt S. Meier and Margo Gutiérrez. Westport, Conn. ; London : Greenwood Press, 2003.

Native Americans:

American Indians / consulting editor, Harvey Markowitz. Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c1995.

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