Gale Releases Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

New Title Examines and Evaluates Human Interaction and Activity

Gale is proud to announce the release the Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, the first such work examining the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic and scientific theories of race and racism and their consequences. Gale is a part of Cengage Learning (, formerly Thomson Learning.

Some of the nearly 400 articles address broad theoretical topics that have helped to shape modem ideas about race and racism; others address more specific subjects in the larger fields. The set includes biographies of dozens of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists. The Encyclopedia of Race and Racism also includes a carefully chosen selection of primary documents that enhance and reinforce the content of the articles. The set includes a thematic outline, a glossary, a filmography and a comprehensive general index.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism includes:

  • 400 articles by more than 300 expert contributors from the U.S. and other countries
  • Charts, photos, illustrations; relevant primary sources and historical documents
  • A cumulative index, cross referencing, and a thematic outline
  • Each article includes a bibliography for suggested additional reading and further research
  • Broad scope and authoritative text from contributors from diverse disciplines; written in a clear and insightful manner
  • Illustrations and ancillary materials complement, clarify text and add historical context
  • Ease of access with many points of topic intersections, and connections
  • Pointers to excellent further research resources

Keyarticles in the Encyclopedia of Race and Racism include entries on anthropometry, racial hierarchy and folk classification; biographies on Sojourner Truth, John Brown and Nelson Mandela; and essays on racial diseases, human genetics and medical racism.

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