The Golden Mountain:
Asian-Americans in the West

This section of WestWeb provides information about Asian-Americans in the West. Under Texts you will find examples of primary texts, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act and literary works, or secondary texts, such as critical essays or historical studies. Under Links to Other Sites, you will find a collection of links to sites dealing with various issues in Asian-American history, such as WWII internment or immigration history. Finally, under Images, you will find both general collections which include some images of Asian-American history and direct links to pictures available online.

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Primary Texts Secondary Texts

Primary Texts

eText of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, from PBS's site on The West.

Secondary Texts

Sucheng Chan, Hmong Means Free: Life in Laos and America.
Amy Ling, "Teaching Asian American Literature," from The Heath Anthology.
Andrew Tsai has written an article on Chinese migrants' accounts of Angel Island Immigration Station near Los Angeles.
Terry Abraham, "Class, Gender, and Race: Chinese Servants in the North American West"
The MIT Asian-American Studies Homepage has a lot of great information, photographs, and links.

Links to Other Sites

Resources in Race and Ethnic Studies: A page of great information and links.
Multicultural American West is a vast site dealing with cultures and relations in the American West.
The Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project is a site which provides access to the University of Washington Libraries' holdings on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
The website of the Los Angeles-based Japanese American National Museum.
The University of California-Riverside's Horus project's Asian American History on-line.
Two sites examining Internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, one of which focuses on War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942-46.
Hmong People homepage.
Tucson's Chinese Heritage traces the history of Chinese-Americans in Tucson.

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