- Publication date:
- Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
- 3 v. (xxiv, 999 p.) : ill., ports. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- v. 1. A-G
- v. 2. H-P
- v. 3. Q-Z.
- Publisher's Summary:
This A-to-Z encyclopedia, the first to focus on class in the United States, surveys the breadth of class strata throughout its history. Class is illuminated in approximately 300 essay entries on significant people, terms, theories, programs, institutions, eras, ethnic groups, places, and much more. Class is examined from vantage points that often intersect, such as: "through history, " with such entries as Founding Fathers, the Industrial Revolution, and Westward Expansion; "through economics, " with entries such as the dot.com Bubble, Robber Barons, Lottery, Wage Slaves, Economic Equal Opportunity Act, Inheritance Taxes, Wal-Mart, and Welfare; "through social indicators" with entries such as Conspicuous Consumption, the Hamptons, WASPs, Homelessness, and Social Climbing; "through politics, " with entries such as Anarchism, Braceros, Heritage Foundation, the Communist Party, and the Kennedy Family; and "through culture, " with entries such as Country Music, The Great Gatsby, Television, and Studs Terkel. Class is also approached from ethnic, sexual, religious, educational, and regional angles.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Weir, Robert E., 1952-