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Race and culture : a world view

Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1994.
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This seminal book by one of our leading thinkers on race issues will forever change our views on race and ethnicity, culture, and the explosive policy issues that revolve around them, not only in contemporary America but in societies around the world and down through history. Race and Culture brings together more than a decade of research, encompassing dozens of ethnic groups in scores of countries around the world,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sowell, Thomas, 1930-
Race and culture.
New York : Basic Books, c1994
(OCoLC)756467446
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Sowell
ISBN: 0465067964 9780465067961 0465067972 9780465067978
OCLC Number: 29910550
Description: xvi, 331 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A world view --
Migration and culture --
Conquest and culture --
Race and economics --
Race and politics --
Race and intelligence --
Race and slavery --
Race and history.
Responsibility: Thomas Sowell.
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"Encompassing more than a decade of research around the globe, this book shows that cultural capital has far more impact than politics, prejudice, or genetics on the social and economic fates of mino"

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