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Our SDSU librarians have purchased a number of useful and interesting reference books related to diversity in race, gender, class, and sexual orientation.


Daily life of women

Daily life of women: an encyclopedia from ancient times to the present

"Indispensable for the student studying women's history, this book draws upon a wide array of cultural settings and time periods in which women displayed agency by carrying out their daily economic, familial, artistic, and religious obligations"
A day in the life of an American worker

A day in the life of an American worker: 200 trades and professions through history

"This introduction to the history of work in America illuminates the many important roles that men and women of all backgrounds have played in the formation of the United States"



Gender and identity around the world

Gender and identity around the world

"This book provides an indispensable resource for high school and college students as well as researchers interested in the history and current status of gender identity formation and maintenance, and how it impacts LGBTQ rights throughout the world"
Indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples: an encyclopedia of culture, history, and threats to survival

"This book is an essential resource for those interested in investigating the lives, histories, and futures of indigenous peoples around the world"



Notable African American writers

Notable African American writers

"Documents the ever-growing African American literary tradition, highlighting African Americans who wrote centuries ago, as well as modern storytellers whose work reflects the changing global landscape."
Queer cinema in America

Queer cinema in America: an encyclopedia of LGBTQ films, characters, and stories

"Helps readers navigate the perilous odyssey those of an LGBTQ orientation had to face in an age less enlightened than our own, when an attraction to members of the same gender could lead to horrendous abuse"



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