Race and Economics
Booklist Reviews 2017 October #1
In this candid entry in the Race in America series, readers will delve into economics through anecdotal stories. Historical tidbits are sprinkled throughout, highlighting voter suppression, the fight between competing Irish, Chinese, and African American workers, and how white cartels were formed during WWI. These historical stories help link how race helped determine class in America. Eboch's most salient point is how the creation and philosophy of economic ideas in the U.S. ought to be a hindrance toward racist behavior, instead of having the opposite effect. Readers wanting to learn more about the impact of economics can delve into the interactive discussion questions interspersed throughout the book. Meanwhile, the resource guides make a great starting point for further research. An essential look at how race has had a lasting effect on American economics. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall
General economic theories are considered with regard to institutional racism and personal discrimination in the U.S. Differences in health care, housing, education, and the job market are examined, with most focus on the experiences of African Americans, although Latinos and Native Americans are mentioned. Discussion starters, archival and contemporary photos, and other materials add to the presentation. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.