Ethnic Leadership in America

Ethnic Leadership in America

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 160 x 222 x 18mm | 458.13g
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • 0801820367
  • 9780801820366

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"Ethnic Leadership in America is an important contribution to our understanding of the history of America's ethnic groups. Since ethnic leaders, as Higham states, 'focus the consciousness of an ethnic group and make its identity visible, ' this book will serve as a valuable supplement to studies of ethnic voting, mobility, work patterns, and education." -- Journal of Southern History "This collection of essays examines the role of leadership in ethnic communities in historical perspective. The focus is on differences in style and approach of group leaders. There are essays on Jews, Japanese, Germans, Afro-Americans, Native Americans, Eastern and Southern Europeans, and Irish. Many of the essays concentrate on the reaction of the group and its leaders to political crises, such as the internment of the Japanese during World War II. The scope of the essays, however, transcends the issue of leadership; leaders are seen as a reflection of group values, and thus, these essays could serve as an introduction to a study of ethnic groups. Highly recommended." -- Library Journal "This collection of essays examines the role of leadership in ethnic communities in historical perspective. The focus is on differences in style and approach of group leaders. There are essays on Jews, Japanese, Germans, Afro-Americans, Native Americans, Eastern and Southern Europeans, and Irish. Many of the essays concentrate on the reaction of the group and its leaders to political crises, such as the internment of the Japanese during World War II. The scope of the essays, however, transcends the issue of leadership; leaders are seen as a reflection of group values, and thus, these essays could serve as an introduction to a study of ethnic groups. Highly recommended." -- Library Journal "Ethnic Leadership in America is an important contribution to our understanding of the history of America's ethnic groups. Since ethnic leaders, as Higham states, 'focus the consciousness of an ethnic group and make its identity visible, ' this book will serve as a valuable supplement to studies of ethnic voting, mobility, work patterns, and education." -- Journal of Southern History
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