Developed with guidance from Asian American scholars and historians, The Asian American Experience applies a critical lens to the study of U.S. history, exploring the social, political, and economic forces that have shaped the experiences of Asian Americans in distinct historical eras. The database also explores some of the rich and varied experiences of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Island and indigenous groups.
This database includes a rich and diverse variety of primary sources, perspective essays from leading Asian American studies scholars, and search and citation tools for streamlined academic research. Extensive reference libraries prepare researchers to conduct in-depth explorations of key issues, such as the role of discrimination in Asian American history and its effect on citizenship and civil liberties, the economic impacts of immigration and labor, and changing political and cultural representation.
- Expansive coverage of time periods, from 16th century global migrations to social and political developments in the 21st century
- Rich and diverse primary sources, including images, audio clips, documents, and video
- Scholarly perspectives on issues of enduring importance to the Asian American community and Asian Studies researchers
- An interdisciplinary approach to understanding the historical and current experiences of persons of Asian ancestry in the United States