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These reference sources are great starting places. Once you discover what contributions each ethnic group is known for, you will be able to search electronic sources better. These books will help you find those contributions. They are all located in the Reference Collection on the first floor of Connelly Library.
American Immigrant Cultures by David Levinson (Editor); Melvin Ember (Editor)
The Harvard Guide to African-American History by Clayborne Carson (Contribution by); Thomas Cripps (Contribution by); James P. Danky (Contribution by); Eric Foner (Contribution by); Henry Louis Gates (Contribution by); John Gennari (Contribution by); Marya McQuirtir (Contribution by); Elinor Des Verney
Call Number: E184.A1 M85 2005 2nd Floor
Publication Date: 2001-06-25
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History by Jack Salzman (Editor); David L. Smith (Editor); Cornel West (Editor)
Call Number: E185 .E54 1996 2nd Floor
Publication Date: 1995-12-01
Africana by Anthony Appiah; Henry Louis Gates (Editor)
Slavery in America is a digital collection of over 600 documents in 75,000 pages drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources. This project documents key aspects of the history of slavery in America from its origins in Africa to its abolition.
This digital archive includes materials on the slave trade, plantation life, emancipation, pro-slavery and anti-slavery arguments, the religious views on slavery, etc.
It provides access to a wide variety of documents-personal narratives, pamphlets, addresses, political speeches, monographs, sermons, plays, songs, poetic and fictional works published between the 17th and late 19th centuries.
Asian Americans are a growing, minority population in the United States. After a 46 percent population growth between 2000 and 2010 according to the 2010 Census, there are 17.3 million Asian Americans today. Yet Asian Americans as a category are a diverse set of peoples from over 30 distinctive Asian-origin subgroups that defy simplistic descriptions or generalizations. They face a wide range of issues and problems within the larger American social universe despite the persistence of common stereotypes that label them as a “model minority” for the generalized attributes offered uncritically in many media depictions.