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Greetings, We are inviting academic editorial contributors to Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia, a new 4 volume reference work to be published by SAGE Reference in 2013. -See List of 36 Law-Related Topics Currently Available for Assignment Below- Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research, ready-to-use facts, and multimedia pedagogy. The approximately 950 signed entries (with cross-references and further readings) will cover issues in historical and contemporary ethnic and multicultural studies. The print 4 volumes and the online edition with 100 videos will include information relevant to the following academic disciplinary contexts: the demographic and cultural balance of the United States today and tomorrow; arts and media; business and economics; criminal justice; education; family studies; health; media; military; politics; science and technology; sports; and religion. From A-to-Z, this work covers the spectrum of defining and illuminating multiculturalism. The goals of this encyclopedia are to help readers gain a better understanding of: * the historical development of multicultural America. * the contemporary American multicultural mosaic. * the possible future trajectories of American multiculturalism. In writing, contributors should consider their entries' contribution to these three goals. Where appropriate, entries should include data from and references to the 2010 United States census. The following 36 law-related topics (including word counts) are currently available with a deadline for submissions of September 1, 2012. 1. Adams-Onís Treaty (1819) (900 words) 2. Arizona Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (2010) (1000 words) 3. Bill of Rights(1000 words) 4. *Brendale v. Confederate Tribes and Bands of Yakima Indian Nation (900 words)* 5. *Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) (3000 words) * 6. *California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians *(1987) (1000 words) 7. *Cherokee Nation v. Georgia* (1831) (900 words) 8. Civil Rights Acts (note: 1866, 1957, 1964, 1968, 1971) (3500 words) 9. Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act (1966) (900 words) 10. Dawes Act (1887) (1000 words) 11. Fort Laramie, Treaty of (1868) (900 words) 12. Gentlemen’s Agreement of 1907 (1000 words) 13. Grandfather Clauses (2500 words) 14. Hate Crimes Laws (1800 words) 15. Homestead Act (1862) (1500 words) 16. Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 (1100 words) 17. Intermarriage Laws and Court Decisions (1500 words) 18. *Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia* (1946) (1000 words) 19. Law and Ethnic Diversity (2000 words) 20. *Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock *(1903) (1000 words) 21. McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents (1950) (1000 words) 22. *Montana v. United States *(1981) (1000 words) 23. *Nishikawa v. Dulles *(1958) (1000 words) 24. Pérez v. Sharp (1948) (1000 words) 25. *Ricci v. DeStefano *(2009) (1000 words)* * 26. *Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez *(1978) (1000 words) 27. Scottsboro Boys Trials (900 words) 28. Servicemen’s Readjustment Act* *(1944) (900 words) 29. *Smith v. Allright *(1944) (1000 words) 30. Southern Poverty Law Center (900 words) 31. Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (1971) (1000 words) 32. Sweatt v. Painter (1950) (1000 words) 33. United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind (1923) (includes Takao Ozawa and Takuyi Yamashita cases) (1000 words) 34. US Supreme Court (4000 words) 35. Wheeler-Howard Act (1934) (900 words) 36. *Worcester v. Georgia *(1832) (1000 words) This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Reference in 2013 and will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library's electronic services. The General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. Carlos E. Cortés, Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, Riverside. If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining sociological issues in today's terms. Moreover, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more. The complete list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file), Style and Submission Guidelines, and a sample article for your review. (A shorter list of 36 law-related topics only is provided above). If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines. Thanks very much, Lisbeth Rogers Author Manager Golson Media firstname.lastname@example.org