Encyclopedias contain overviews of topics, which can include
a historical context of your topic
names of key researchers
theories and key concepts
lists of articles and books about a topic
American Immigrant Cultures by Macmillan Reference USA, 1997.A two-volume reference work covering non-indigenous cultural groups currently living in the USA. The work discusses the unique cultural attributes of each group, including: economic patterns, housing, religion, worldview, marriage, family and kinship, interpersonal relationships, the arts, health and illness, social and political organizations, and community institutions.
Encyclopedia of Diasporas by Carol R. Ember (Editor); Melvin Ember (Editor)The encyclopedia consists of two volumes covering three main sections: Diaspora Overviews covers over 20 ethnic groups that have experienced voluntary or forced immigration. These essays discuss the history behind the social, economic, and political reasons for leaving the original countries, and the cultures in the new places; Topics discusses the impact and assimilation that the immigrant cultures experience in their adopted cultures, including the arts they bring, the struggles they face, and some of the cities that are in the forefront of receiving immigrant cultures; Diaspora Communities include over 60 portraits of specific diaspora communities. Each portrait follows a standard outline to facilitate comparisons. The Encyclopedia of Diasporas can be used both to gain a general understanding of immigration and immigrants, and to find out about particular cultures, topics and communities. It will prove of great value to researchers and students, curriculum developers, teachers, and government officials. It brings together the disciplines of anthropology, social studies, political studies, international studies, and immigrant and immigration studies.
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2005
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America by Gale Research Inc (Editor).Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 175 essays (that's 25 more than the previous edition) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns.
View the digital stories (3 to 5 minutes with text) of immigrants. Start at "Browse by" and choose: Country of Origin." Hosted by the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota.
Listen to over 1900 oral histories of immigrants who passed through the Ellis Island immigration station between 1892 and 1954. Search by country or by topics like: Customs, First Impressions, Learning a New Language, New Career, New Home, and School in America.
Articles from newspapers and magazines of the ethnic minority and native press with a special focus on African-American, Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, Native American, Asian-American, Jewish, Arab-American and European-American news