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.
The Asian American Experience includes a rich and diverse variety of primary sources, student skill-building activities, and perspective essays designed to provoke critical thinking. Extensive reference libraries equip students with the tools 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.
- A rich and diverse variety of primary sources, including images, audio clips, documents, and video, covering multiple dimensions of Asian American history and culture
- Perspective essays designed to provoke critical thinking about issues of enduring importance to the Asian American community
- An interdisciplinary approach to understanding the historical and current experiences of persons of Asian and Pacific Island ancestry in the United States
- Advanced search, save, and citation tools to support effective student research