"There has not been a single book [on ethnicity] that combines the best of recent scholarship in a readable, compact form. Thomas Sowell's 'Ethnic America: A History' answers that need. Even for those who do not share Sowell's conclusions, the book establishes a valuable historical context within which to assess how and why ethnic groups succeed. It should be required reading for anyone interested in policy questions involving race and ethnicity."Thomas Sowell is the author of 'Ethnic America: A History', published 1981 under ISBN 9780465020751 and ISBN 0465020755.