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Bankston, Carl L. (Carl Leon) 1952-

Works: 90 works in 271 publications in 1 language and 21,579 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Reference works  Anecdotes  Biography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
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Most widely held works by Carl L Bankston
Immigration in U.S. history( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book "places special emphasis on the many ethnic communities that have provided American immigrants. For example, readers will find 17 articles treating African Americans; 56 articles about Asian immigrants, including articles specifically on Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Tibetan, and Vietnamese immigrants; 25 articles on Latino and West Indian immigrants, including articles specifically on Cubans, Dominicans, Haitians, Jamaicans, and Mexicans; 10 articles on Middle Eastern immigrants, including articles specifically on Arabs, Iranians, and Israelis; 37 articles on European immigrants, including articles on German, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Polish, Russian, and Scandinavian immigrants."
Sociology basics( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Broad in scope, this title provides nonspecialists with insights into sociology topics that often are accessible only to academicians and experts in the field in a readable and quickly retrievable format. 90 articles. Category List. Glossary. Comprehensive Index. Key Terms. Annotated Bibliographies
A troubled dream : the promise and failure of school desegregation in Louisiana by Carl L Bankston( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It appears that coercive desegregation efforts may have actually caused school systems to re-segregate, by driving out large numbers of middle-class white students. Using extensive interviews and a wealth of statistical information, the authors examine the failed desegregation efforts in Louisiana as a case study to show how desegregation has followed the same unsuccessful pattern across the United States. Strong supporters of the dream of integration, they show that the practical difficulty with desegregation is that academic environments are created by all the students in a school from the backgrounds that all the students bring with them
African American history by Carl L Bankston( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume contribution to the Magills Choice series offers comprehensive coverage of the history of African Americans in the United States from their first arrival in British North America in 1619 through the present day. The sets alphabetically arranged essays cover the full sweep of the rich history of African Americans, with articles on the major economic, political, social and cultural events and developments of nearly four centuries. The diverse subject matter ranges from the origins of the peoples who make up the modern African American population to the impact of African Americans on present-day American culture and society. Just as the history of African Americans has been dominated by struggles for freedom and equal rights, the articles in African American History emphasize the histories of slavery, the abolitionist movement and the Civil Rights movement. There are also essays on topics relating to discrimination and voting rights. Other subject areas include arts and entertainment, crime and punishment, demographics, economic issues, education, military history, Black nationalism, politics and government, the Reconstruction era, religion, riots and civil disturbances and womens issues. The history of the African American struggle for equal righs is closely tied to legal history and U.S. Supreme Court decisions. With the sets emhasis on rights issues, it should not be surprising that over seventy of the essays are on specific court decisions and another two dozen are on federal laws. There are also essays on specific events and eras, organizations and government agencies and such broad subjects as demographics, economic history, the entertainment industry, integration, literature, the military, music, plus politics and government
World conflicts : Asia and the Middle East( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history and current political state of countries in Asia and the Middle East
Forced to fail : the paradox of school desegregation by Stephen J Caldas( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book traces the long legal history of first racial segregation, and then racial desegregation in America. The authors explain how rapidly changing demographics and family structure in the United States have greatly complicated the project of top-down government efforts to achieve an "ideal" racial balance in schools. It describes how social capital - a positive outcome of social interaction between and among parents, children, and teachers - creates strong bonds that lead to high academic achievement."--Jacket
Great events from history( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest edition in the overwhelmingly popular Great Events from History series, Modern Scandals examines over 400 of the most important and most publicized scandals throughout the world since the beginning of the twentieth century. The essays in this set are 3-5 pages long and follow the same reader-friendly format that users have come to expect from the Great Events from History series
Growing up American : how Vietnamese children adapt to life in the United States by Min Zhou( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Growing Up American tells the story of Vietnamese children and sheds light on why their often troubled passage into American society has thus far been successful." "Drawing on research and insights from the U.S. census, survey data, and their own participant observation and in-depth interviews, Min Zhou and Carl Bankston focus on the Versailles Village enclave in New Orleans, one of many newly established Vietnamese communities in the United States, to examine the complex skein of family, community, and school influences that shape these children's lives. With no ties to existing ethnic communities, Vietnamese refugees had little control over where they were settled and no economic or social networks to offer them assistance. Growing Up American describes the process of building communities that were distinctive outgrowths of the new environment in which the Vietnamese found themselves. Familial and cultural organizations reformed in new ways, blending economic necessity with cultural tradition. These reconstructed social structures create a particular form of social capital that helps disadvantaged families overcome the problems associated with poverty and ghettoization."--Jacket
The sociology of Katrina : perspectives on a modern catastrophe by David L Brunsma( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of The Sociology of Katrina again brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue and deepen our understanding of the modern catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The new edition has been updated and revised throughout, including data about recovery efforts and conditions, and discussions of social issues like education, health care, crime, and the economy. This edition features a new chapter focused on the Katrina experience for people in the primary impact area, or ""gr
Encyclopedia of family life( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides 452 entries covering family-related topics under such categories as historical trends and events; health concerns; laws; court cases; people; and organizations
Encyclopedia of American immigration by Carl L Bankston( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume set covers the full breadth of American immigration history in 525 alphabetically arranged and easy-to-understand articles. Designed and written to be understood by high school students and college undergraduates Encyclopedia of American Immigration offers a clear and innovative approach to immigration history that can also be used by advanced students and scholars. The goal of the set is to address all questions about immigration that students might reasonably be expected to ask: Where immigrants have come from and why; how they have adapted to their new homeland; how they have contributed to American culture and society; how government policies toward them have changed; and how American immigration history has fit into worldwide migration patterns. - Publisher
Great lives from history. Notorious lives (vol. 1)( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of notorious personages, from the merely controversial to extremely negative, from ancient times to the present and worldwide, with emphasis on their roles in historical events or impact on law enforcement or popular culture
Racial and ethnic relations in America( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2
Public education, America's civil religion : a social history by Carl L Bankston( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the authors argue that public education is a central part of American civil religion and, thus, gives us an unquestioning faith in the capacity of education to solve all of our social, economic, and political problems. The book traces the development of America's faith in public education from before the Civil War up to the present, exploring recent educational developments such as the No Child Left Behind legislation. The authors discuss how this faith in education often makes it difficult for Americans to think realistically about the capacities and limitations of public schooling. Bringing together history, politics, religion, sociology, and educational theory, this in-depth examination: raises fundamental questions about what education can accomplish for the citizens of the United States; points out that many supposedly opposing viewpoints on public education actually arise from the same root assumptions; exposes the gaps between our pursuit of equity in schools and what we really accomplish with students; looks at ways in which education can be organized to serve a diverse population
Great lives from history by Carl L Bankston( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This expansive five-volume set offers profiles of 775 prominient African American from a wide range of fields. Most of these people have never been covered in any Great Lives set before, and more than one-half of them are contemporary figures. The set is especially strong in personages from the fields of sports and entertainment
Issues in U.S. immigration by Carl L Bankston( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the many themes that characterize U.S. history, immigration is one of the most constant and most pervasive. Since the first European and African immigrants began arriving in North America during the early seventeenth century, immigrants have steadily poured into what is now the United States. During the early twenty-first century, that flow has continued unabated--the major difference being that most immigrants now come from Latin America--especially Mexico and Central America--and Asia ... Immigration in U.S. History examines the many issues surrounding immigration--from the earliest settlement of British North America in the seventeenth century through the immediate aftermath of the of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks of the twenty-first century. It also places special emphasis on the many ethnic communities that have provided American immigrants ... Issues in U.S. Immigration offers several features to help readers find the information they need. The first and most obvious feature is the alphabetical arrangement of the essays, whose titles are worded to facilitate to make finding topics as straightforward as possible. Readers may either go directly to the articles they seek or look for them in the complete list of contents that can found at the front of each volume. Readers who cannot find what they need in the article titles will find substantial additional help in the set's detailed indexes of court cases, laws and treaties, personages, and general subjects at the end of volume 2. Volume 2 also has a Categorized List of Topics that should help readers who are uncertain under what headings they should look. Finally, every article is followed by a list of cross-references to other articles on closely related subjects. Readers are encouraged to follow the paths that these cross-references provide. - Publisher
The 50 states by Rodney P Carlisle( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In depth, comprehensive profiles of 50 great states -- History / timeline / maps / statistics / economy / environments / rankings"--Cover
Immigrant networks and social capital by Carl L Bankston( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, immigration researchers have increasingly drawn on the concept of social capital and the role of social networks to understand the dynamics of immigrant experiences. How can they help to explain what brings migrants from some countries to others, or why members of different immigrant groups experience widely varying outcomes in their community settings, occupational opportunities, and educational outcomes? This timely book examines the major issues in social capital research, showing how economic and social contexts shape networks in the process of migration, and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of this approach to the study of international migration. By drawing on a broad range of examples from major immigrant groups, the book takes network-based social capital theory out of the realm of abstraction and reveals the insights it offers."--Publisher's description
Sociology basics( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents alphabetically arranged articles on the fundamental issues and concepts in fourteen fields of sociology, including culture, deviance and social control, and social stratification. This volume covers "Anomie and Deviance" through "Microsociology."
Blue collar Bayou : Louisiana Cajuns in the new economy of ethnicity by Jacques M Henry( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Immigration in U.S. history
Sociology basicsA troubled dream : the promise and failure of school desegregation in LouisianaAfrican American historyWorld conflicts : Asia and the Middle EastForced to fail : the paradox of school desegregationGreat events from historyGrowing up American : how Vietnamese children adapt to life in the United StatesEncyclopedia of family life
Alternative Names
Bankston, Carl L. 1952-

Bankston, Carl L. 3rd

Bankston, Carl L. (Carl Leon), 1952-

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Carl Leon Bankston

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