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The AIDS Crisis: A Documentary History - Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues (Hardback)
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The AIDS Crisis: A Documentary History - Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 25/06/1998
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AIDS has grown in just two decades from a rare disease to one that has already killed millions of men, women, and children worldwide. To help high school and college students understand the history and current status of AIDS as a social, political, psychological, public health, and cultural phenomenon, this documentary history provides 228 short and highly readable selections from primary and secondary sources of information about AIDS and HIV. Its scope covers the entire history of the epidemic from its beginnings to early 1997. The documents, many of which cannot easily be found elsewhere, will help the reader to understand and debate the many perspectives and points of view on this controversial topic. Douglas A. Feldman, one of the country's leading specialists in international and domestic AIDS social research, and Julia Wang Miller, a research consultant, have selected documents and provided explanatory introductions to them to help readers gain a deeper understanding of the sociocultural ramifications of AIDS. Following a narrative historical overview of the AIDS crisis, the work is organized into nine topical chapters: the history of HIV/AIDS; the impact of the epidemic in the United States and globally; HIV/AIDS within communities and populations; AIDS in the developing world; the human side of AIDS; the politics of AIDS; education and behavioral change; legal and ethical issues; and the future of AIDS. Each chapter contains an introductory narrative overview of the topic, brief explanatory introduction to each document, and list of suggested readings. A glossary of terms and an AIDS resource directory of organizations to contact for further information complete the work. This important documentary history belongs on the shelves of every public school and college and university library.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313287152
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 661 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The editors provide an introductory chapter, an additional introduction to each topical chapter, and a brief comment on each entry. The full citation for each excerpt is given, and each chapter ends with a suggested reference list, which allows the user to pursue the topic in more depth. The book is well indexed for ease of use, and is written at a level appropriate to the target audience. A glossary of terms is included for those unfamiliar with the complex language of AIDS...highly recommended for college and high school libraries."-ARBA
"A good overview for undergraduate students."-Choice
"This unusual volume is highly recommended for middle and high school libraries."-Nonfiction Reviews
"Overall, this is a readily accessible, accurate guide to often hard-to-find primary sources, and will be welcomed by any library serving student researchers. Highly Recommended."-The Book Report
"This book gives the reader a comprehensive perspective of the social, cultural, psychological, historical, political, economic, and biomedical aspects and AIDS in the United States and around the world."-Siecus Report
"It is an excellent reference book. Each document begins with a note that describes what the document is about and sets the scene for what is highlighted in the document.... A highly recommended book for all libraries."-AIDS Book Review Journal
?A good overview for undergraduate students.??Choice
?A good overview for undergraduate students.?-Choice
?This unusual volume is highly recommended for middle and high school libraries.?-Nonfiction Reviews
?Overall, this is a readily accessible, accurate guide to often hard-to-find primary sources, and will be welcomed by any library serving student researchers. Highly Recommended.?-The Book Report
?This book gives the reader a comprehensive perspective of the social, cultural, psychological, historical, political, economic, and biomedical aspects and AIDS in the United States and around the world.?-Siecus Report
?It is an excellent reference book. Each document begins with a note that describes what the document is about and sets the scene for what is highlighted in the document.... A highly recommended book for all libraries.?-AIDS Book Review Journal
?The editors provide an introductory chapter, an additional introduction to each topical chapter, and a brief comment on each entry. The full citation for each excerpt is given, and each chapter ends with a suggested reference list, which allows the user to pursue the topic in more depth. The book is well indexed for ease of use, and is written at a level appropriate to the target audience. A glossary of terms is included for those unfamiliar with the complex language of AIDS...highly recommended for college and high school libraries.?-ARBA

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