Social issues in America : an encyclopedia /

More than 150 key social issues confronting the United States today are covered in this eight-volume set, in an A to Z format: from abortion and adoption to capital punishment and corporate crime; from obesity and organized crime to sweatshops and xenophobia. Each includes historical background on t...

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Corporate Author: EBSCOhost books.
Other Authors: Ciment, James.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, c2006.
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Summary: More than 150 key social issues confronting the United States today are covered in this eight-volume set, in an A to Z format: from abortion and adoption to capital punishment and corporate crime; from obesity and organized crime to sweatshops and xenophobia. Each includes historical background on the issue; a discussion of current problems, debates, and possible future developments; a chronology; fairly extensive lists of references and Web sites to consult for further information; a glossary; and, in most cases, one or more selected primary documents.
Physical Description: 8 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 0765680610 (hc : set : alk. paper)
9780765680617 (hc : set : alk. paper)
Access: Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.