Minorities in American Politics

US Immigration in the Twenty-First Century

US Immigration in the Twenty-First Century

Louis Desipio and Rodolfo O. de la Garza

An accessible and comprehensive exploration of the enduring issues and dilemmas surrounding U.S. immigration policy.

“If you are looking for a course text that provides a succinct overview of U.S. immigration policy, and the controversies surrounding it, this book is it. This text provides important historical context, a summary of current policy and its controversies, insightful political analysis of the prospects for comprehensive reform, and an in-depth examination of the political incorporation of immigrants in the contemporary era.”
—Ron Schmidt, California State University, Long Beach

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Inequality in America

Inequality in America

Stephen M. Caliendo

This book explores racial and economic inequality in America with special attention to the division between personal and institutional racism and classism and how these prevent easy solutions to the problem.

“Uncommonly balanced and fully accessible.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A well-researched and insightful perspective on economic inequality and its conflict with American ideals.”
—Booklist

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"Can We All Get Along?"

"Can We All Get Along?"

Paula D. McClain and Joseph Stewart Jr.

An updated edition of this best-selling textbook, which combines traditional elements of political science analysis with a thoroughgoing survey of the political status of Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians.

“This book is a unique resource for helping students to understand the interplay between diverse populations and the American political system. The latest edition provides a rich introduction to the histories, theoretical concepts, and key terms associated with U.S. racial and ethnic politics.”
—Janelle S. Wong, University of Maryland

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The Lesbian and Gay Movements

The Lesbian and Gay Movements

Craig A. Rimmerman

A concise overview of the political strategies of lesbian and gay movements in the United States in the areas of AIDS/HIV policy, military policy, and same-sex marriage, and the government’s response to these movements.

“How did private decisions on sexuality become such a controversial political issue in American politics? Craig Rimmerman’s book provides a concise introduction to the development of the gay rights movement and to the related issues of HIV/AIDS policy, gays serving in the military, and same-sex marriage. Avoiding a simplification of these issues, Rimmerman provides an explanation that includes the historical development of the issues, a recap of the varying political positions, and an analysis of the political and legal processes that led to today’s policies.”
—Barbara Norrander, University of Arizona

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