Asian American History Reading List

  • The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee
  • At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee
  • Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882 by Roger Daniels
  • The Indispensable Enemy: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California by Alexander Saxton
  • Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad – By Robert Asahina
  • American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World War II – By Eric L. Muller
  • Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience by Lawson Fusao Inada
  • Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves
  • Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese American Internment Camps by Mary Matsuda Gruenewal
  • Silver Like Dust: One Family’s Story of Japanese Internment by Kimi Cunningham Grant
  • Democratizing the Enemy: The Japanese American Internment by Brian Masaru Hayashi
  • Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II by Roger Daniels
  • The First to Cry Down Injustice?: Western Jews and Japanese Removal During WWII by Ellen M. Eisenberg
  • The Chinese Laundryman: A Study of Social Isolation by Paul Siu and John Kuo Wei Tchen
  • Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain by John Jung
  • Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton: Lives of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers by John Jung
  • Lotus among the Magnolias: The Mississippi Chinese by Robert Seto Quan
  • Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City by Claire Jean Kim
  • Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1975-1996 by Carina Hoang (Editor)
  • Voices of Vietnamese Boat People: Nineteen Narratives of Escape and Survival by Mary Terrell Cargill (Editor), Jade Quang Huynh (Editor)
  • Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People by Helen Zia
  • Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing by Ranjini Srikanth (Editor)
  • Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora by Andrew Lam
  • The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature by Rajini Srikanth and Min Song