The Complete Works

In Search of Appalachia

Hamilton Books, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc, 2020
In Search of Appalachia paints an intimate and respectful portrait of the people of Appalachia. In a conversational tone enlivened with entertaining anecdotes and interviews, Diggs illustrates the spiritual and cultural values unique to Appalachians and shows how they have survived the many challenges they have faced.” ― Bob Taft, Governor of Ohio 1999-2007

Breaking the Cycle | How Schools Can Overcome Urban Challenges

Rowman & Littlefield New Frontiers in Education series, 2013
A must-read for teachers, educators, sociologists, and reformers concerned about lost generations of at-risk students in dysfunctional, ineffective urban schools, Breaking the Cycle gives hope to educators and decision markers, and a model for how to change lives of at-risk students and potential dropouts. ― Jeanne Ballantine, author of The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis

Hidden in the Heartland: The New Wave of Immigrants and the Challenge to America

Michigan State University Press, 2011
Drawing from a wide spectrum of sources, Hidden in the Heartland demonstrates how the current situation is untenable for both illegal immigrants and American citizens. A vivid portrait of the immigration crisis, the book makes a passionate case for confronting this major human rights issue―a threat to the very unity of the country. —

A Look at Life in Northern Ireland: How Do Women Live in a Culture Driven by Conflict?

Co-authored with Tanya Higgins, Edwin P. Mellen Press, 2001
As part of research for her studies in peace studies and cultural anthropology, US writer Higgins made repeated trips to Belfast over seven years beginning in 1992 to observe and record how women have found the strength and courage to persevere in replacing destructive conflict with peace-building initiatives. She and compatriot Diggs report on life in Belfast, history, coping, and politics. —

Looking Beyond the Mask: When American Women Marry Japanese Men

State University of New York Press, 2001
“I know of no other books on this topic. That in itself makes it worthwhile, but it is important beyond its uniqueness. There are increasing numbers of intercultural marriages, and many of the topics and examples discussed in this book are applicable to other marriages. In addition to the importance of the topic for those studying marriage and interracial/intercultural relations, Diggs adds to our knowledge about Japanese culture by delving into areas of similarity and difference in the most intimate of relationships.” ― Jeanne Ballantine, author of The Sociology of Education: A Systematic Analysis

Steel Butterflies: Japanese Women and the American Experience

State University of New York Press, 1998
“In many ways Japanese women possess a strength that belies their demure appearance. What I learned from Japanese women living in America validates this strength of the Japanese woman, which more than matches that of her American counterpart…I was surprised at how much we have in common.” ― from the Introduction

Meet the Japanese

Renaissance Press, 1991

My Century: An Outspoken Memoir

Co-authored with Evangeline Lindsley, Landfall Press, 1997

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