American Ethnic Geography
The literature in English on American ethnic groups and their
cultural characteristics is truly voluminous. No one bibliography
contains every available source, this one included. What this
means is that there are many sources beyond what is listed in
the pages that follow. This bibliography is only a beginning,
so do not hesitate to dig deeper.
This bibliography does, however, contain most of the major secondary
sources prepared by geographers or which have appeared in geographical
publications. So, since this is a geography course, any research
for the term paper should begin here. While you may use additional
sources, any term paper which does not contain references to the
relevant geographical literature will receive a lower grade.
Some of the sources cited in this bibliography may be found in
Moellering Library, especially those in the main geography journals,
like Annals of the Association of American Geographers
and Geographical Review. Other sources, however, are not
held by Moellering Library. This is especially true of many specialized
journals and periodicals. This is not an excuse for ignoring
this literature. With planning and forethought, sources unavailable
on campus can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan . . . and
should be. Remember, neglecting these important sources, though
they may take extra effort to acquire, will result in a lower
term paper grade.
This bibliography was compiled from a wide variety of sources,
some of which contained only partial bibliographic information.
Because of this, some of the references do not have a complete
listing. There should, nevertheless, be enough information for
you to locate and acquire any source. However, once you have
obtained a source, you are to include the complete bibliographic
citation at the end of your paper, regardless of its completeness
Finally, this bibliography also contains a list of suitable atlases from which you may draw the map to accompany your term paper. In some cases it will not be necessary to consult an atlas, as many of the books and articles listed in the bibliography themselves contain excellent maps. Just remember that if you are having difficulty finding a good map for your subject, you may find one in one of these atlases. If you use an atlas, be sure to list it as a source in your bibliography.
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