Contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish. Jeffrey Lehman, ed. 3 vols. Available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).