Friday, August 3, 2012
Us and Them, by Jim Carnes
Us and Them: A History of Intolerance in America
by Jim Carnes
New York: Oxford University Press
14 illustrated case studies of hate crimes in the history of the United States.
This series of accounts is nonfiction, but the source material could have been cited more clearly. Still, the range of minority populations -- including Quakers in the colonies, Mexicans in Texas, Leo Frank's Atlanta lynching, and more -- is broad enough to make the book useful in a variety of classroom situations. Appropriate for 7th-12th grades as a discussion starter or opening research for a larger report on civil rights, intolerance, or a specific period of American history.
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Media: photography, colored pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic paint