Table of contents:
Part I – An Introduction to the Study of Minority Groups in the United States
Chapter 1 – Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts
Chapter 2 – Assimilation and Pluralism
Part II – Understanding the Evolution of Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States
Chapter 3 – The Development of Minority-Dominant Relation in Pre-Industrial America: The Origins Of Slavery
Chapter 4 – Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Post-Industrial Society
Part III – Understanding Dominant-Minority Relations in the United States Today
Chapter 5 – African Americans: From Segregation to Modern Institutional Discrimination and Modern Racism
Chapter 6 – Native Americans: From Conquest to Tribal
Chapter 7 – Hispanic Americans: Colonization, Immigration, and Ethnic Enclaves
Chapter 8 – Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: A “Model Minority”?
Chapter 9 – White Ethnic Groups Assimilation and Identity: The Twilight of Ethnicity?
Part IV – A Global View, Some Conclusions, and a Look to the Future
Chapter 10 – Dominant-Minority Relations in Cross-National Chapter
Chapter 11 – Minority Groups and U.S. Society: Themes, Patterns, and the Future