Summary: This updated text takes an interdisciplinary look at eight extraordinary groups of people throughout American history. Each chapter is organized around a sociological principle which is then illustrated by a descriptive explanation of the lifestyles of these unique groups.
--New chapter on the Scientology, and all other chapters thoroughly updated.
--New timelines in each chapter providing a historical context for each group
--An Internet guide fo ...show morer each chapter helping students find the best research sources on the Web
-- A new full-book glossary to help students master important terms ...show less