ethnic studies

ethnic studies, in American education, programs offering courses in the history and culture of minority groups. Ethnic studies arose as a result of the black protest movement of the 1960s, which, among other things, deplored the lack of cultural relevance for African Americans in the curricula of the U.S. educational establishment. The contention was seconded by other non-European ethnic minorities. In the late 1960s, black history, literature, and interdisciplinary humanities courses were instituted at some universities to promote understanding of cultural heritage, analysis of political problems and solutions, and encouragement of artistic endeavors. To a lesser extent, other minorities, especially Chicanos (Mexican Americans) and other Hispanic Americans, have obtained similar course offerings.

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Ethnohistory: Selected full-text books and articles

Blood Politics: Race, Culture, and Identity in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Circe Sturm.
University of California Press, 2002
The Peoples of Africa: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary
James S. Olson.
Greenwood Press, 1996
An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of the Russian and Soviet Empires
James S. Olson; Lee Brigance Pappas; Nicholas C. J. Pappas.
Greenwood Press, 1994
Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Omaha Indians: The Big Village Site
John M. O'Shea; John Ludwickson.
University of Nebraska Press, 1992
Warpaths: Invasions of North America
Ian K. Steele.
Oxford University Press, 1994
Tidings of the King: A Translation and Ethnohistorical Analysis of the Rayavacakamu
Phillip B. Wagoner.
University of Hawaii, 1993
The European and the Indian: Essays in the Ethnohistory of Colonial North America
James Axtell.
Oxford University Press, 1982
The Classic Southwest: Readings in Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Ethnology
Basil C. Hedrick; J. Charles Kelley; Carroll L. Riley.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1973
Continuities in Highland Maya Social Organization: Ethnohistory in Sacapulas, Guatemala
Robert M. Hill; John Monaghan.
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987
Centring the Periphery: Chaos, Order, and the Ethnohistory of Dominica
Patrick L. Baker.
McGill-Queen's University Press, 1994
Three Nations, One Place: A Comparative Ethnohistory of Social Change among the Comanches and Hasinais during Spain's Colonial Era, 1689-1821
Martha McCollough.
Routledge, 2004
Sojourners of the Caribbean: Ethnogenesis and Ethnohistory of the Garifuna
Nancie L. Gonzalez.
University of Illinois Press, 1988
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