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Ethnic America:

A History

  • Read by: James Bundy
  • Runtime: 12.4 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 6.24.2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio
  • Genre: Nonfiction/History
  • 12.42 hrs6/24/2005Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4551-6942-9
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National Review’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century

One of the greatest dramas in all of modern times involves the peopling of America. In Ethnic America, Thomas Sowell provides a useful and concise record tracing the history of nine ethnic groups: the Irish, the Germans, the Jews, the Italians, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Blacks, the Puerto Ricans, and the Mexicans.

Sowell offers perspective-building facts—there are more people of Irish ancestry in the United States than in Ireland and more Jews than in Israel—and explains each ethnic group’s varied experiences in adapting to American society.

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Ethnic America is at once useful as a concise history of major ethnic groups and significant as a quiet but powerful attack on liberal beliefs about minorities, racism, segregation, and affirmative action.”

New York Times Book Review

“[This] should be required reading for anyone interested in policy questions involving race and ethnicity…The book’s extraordinary merit is its application of demographic and economic analysis to historical and social materials.”

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    A very realistic look at the ethnic history of America.

    Charley Robertson July 4, 2016
    Thomas Sowell is an expert in bringing clarity to very complex social issues. This book is an excellent examination of how this country's ethnicity evolved into what we are today as a people. Like everything this man has written, it will be well worth tour time.
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Author Biography

Thomas Sowell has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, Amherst, and other academic institutions, and his Basic Economics has been translated into six languages. He is currently a scholar-in-residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has been published in both academic journals and such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune and writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country.

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James Bundy is an actor, director, and theater manager. In 2002, the Harvard and Yale School of Drama graduate became dean of the Yale School of Drama.

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