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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May): Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

In May, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of people of Asian American & Pacific Islander descent in the U.S.

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Cook Islands

Music CDs

Asian and Pacific Islands DVDs

Asian Americans

Reference Entries
Asian Americans are those groups and individuals in North America ...who trace their ancestry back to Asia.
Read more in:
"Asian Americans: An Overview" 
in Encyclopedia of American Studies
...Alterative forms of spirituality led a few non-Asian Americans to embrace the teachings of South Asian gurus or join religious groups.
Read more in:
"South Asian Americans "
in Encyclopedia of American Studies
Films made by Asian Americans began (...) this spirit of community activism in the 1970s. 
Read more in:
"Asian Americans in Film and Theater "
in Encyclopedia of American Studies
The intellectual and cultural history of Asian Americans has been dominated by Orientalism...
Read more in:
"ASIAN AMERICANS"
in Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History
Native North Americans are believed to be descended from Asian peoples...
Read more in:
"Native Americans"
in Philip's Encyclopedia 2008
Korean Americans (are generally divided) into three identities: first-generation, one-and-a-half-generation, and second-generation Korean Americans.
Read more in:
"Korean Americans"
in Encyclopedia of American Studies
...(T)he years following the war saw movements to end legal discrimination against Asian Americans, including the Japanese. 
Read more in:
"Japanese Americans"
in Conspiracy Theories in American History
Congress passed the Page Law, banning the entry of Asian contract laborers and women who were thought likely to become prostitutes.
Read more in:
"Chinese Americans "
in Encyclopedia of American Studies
 

Library Books

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Children's Books

American Pacific Isanders

Reference Entries
Pacific islanders now live in a complex mixture of old versus new...
Read more in:
"Pacific Islanders – Past and Present "
in The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide
In the East Pacific Rise, a submerged volcanic range parallels the South American coast.
Read more in:
"PACIFIC EXPLORATION "
in Scientific Exploration and Expeditions: From the Age of Discovery to the Twenty-First Century
...U.S. fur interests at the end of the eighteenth century precipitated the radical transformation of the Pacific Northwest tribes.
Read more in:
"Indigenous Islanders: Hawai‘i and the Pacific Territories "
in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures: The Pacific Region
Pacific pidgin ...was widely spoken in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries between European and American sea traders...
Read more in:
"PACIFIC AUSTRONESIAN LANGUAGES "
in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures: The Pacific Region
...United States quickly acquired holdings in the Pacific—Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and Palau. 
Read more in:
"Pacific Islands "
in Encyclopedia of American Studies
Poetry in English in the South Pacific ranges from functional oral ritual compositions to romantic confessions and self-expression...
Read more in:
"Poetry (South Pacific) "
in Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English

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