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Author Shinagawa, Larry Hijime.
Title Atlas of American diversity / Larry Hijime Shinagawa, Michael Jang.
Published Walnut Creek, Ca. : AltaMira Press, ©1998.
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 Learning Commons  E184.A1 S575 1998    IN LIBRARY
 Map Library  E184.A1 S575 1998    IN LIBRARY
Description 166 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-160) and index.
Contents African Americans -- Asian Pacific Americans -- Hispanic Americans -- Native Americans -- Non-Hispanic Whites/European Americans.
Summary "The Atlas of American Diversity visually captures for the reader the racial and ethnic variety of contemporary America. Through the use of over 200 maps and charts, the Atlas tells the story of dozens of these groups - from Tongan Americans to Salvadoran Americans to Italian Americans. It examines their residential patterns in the United States, their family patterns, occupations, age distribution, income, immigration history, and housing preferences, among other topics. A final chapter compares these groups on many of these topics, highlighting the variability of the American experience for members of different ethnic groups. Distilling thousands of pages of census documents and other statistical data on American racial and ethnic groups into easily understandable maps and charts, the Atlas highlights trends and conditions not otherwise observable, making it an ideal tool for scholars, students, and policy makers alike."--Jacket.
Subject Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions -- Statistics.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- Statistics.
Related Names Jang, Michael.
ISBN 0761991271
076199128X (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9780761991281 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC number 36728456