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African American Migration from the Colonial Era to the Present  

Joe W. Trotter

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Aug 2016
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Jan 2014
This essay explores several overlapping waves of black population movement from the African background through the early twenty-first century. It shows how enslaved people dominated the ... More

The African Americans’ Revolution  

Gary B. Nash

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
The American Revolution played an important role in African Americans' quest for freedom. It marked the first mass rebellion by slaves in American history, gave rise to the first civil ... More

The Age of Imperial Expansion, 1763–1821  

Claudio Saunt

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
Between 1763 and 1821, few Native peoples in North America remained untouched by the twin forces of imperial expansion and colonial population growth. Communities in once-remote California ... More

Alaska  

Rosita Kaaháni Worl

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
This chapter offers an overview of the experiences of the four major cultural groups within the borders of modern Alaska: Eskimos (Yup’ik, Inupiat), Aleuts, Athabaskans, and the Haida and ... More

Allegiance, Dual Citizenship, and the Ethnic Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy  

David Brundage

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Aug 2016
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Jan 2014
Following a discussion of what some scholars have seen as “divided loyalties” among immigrants, this article surveys the history of the ethnic influence on U.S. foreign policy from the ... More

America in 1492  

Cameron B. Wesson

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
This chapter examines the nature of Native American societies immediately prior to the advent of sustained contacts with Europeans in the late fifteenth century. Touching on the broad ... More

‘America’ and Europe, 1914–1945  

D. W. Ellwood

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May 2016
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Oct 2014
The First World War cost Europe the leadership of the world. But the United States of Woodrow Wilson was not ready to take its place. The 1920s brought Europe to a crossroads where mass ... More

America’s Cultural Revolution in Transnational Perspective  

Leora Auslander

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
Through their successfully waged war and also by their novel political strategies, eighteenth-century North Americans seeking home rule made history. By systematically organizing around a ... More

American Indians in Popular Culture  

Dustin Tahmahkera

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
Contemporary scholars are shaping the field of indigenous popular cultural studies through multiple critical approaches and explorations of new areas of analysis. This scholarship seeks to ... More

American Indians in World History  

Michael Witgen

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
This chapter explains the role of American Indians in world history by exploring the concept of a mutual encounter in the Americas in the first centuries following the Columbus voyages. ... More

The American Revolution and a New National Politics  

Rosemarie Zagarri

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
When the American Revolution was over, citizens of the new nation could not agree about the event's true meaning and the best way to preserve its authentic legacy. After the new federal ... More

The American Revolution in Atlantic Perspective  

David Armitage

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
Two assumptions can be made about the American Revolution: it shaped the Atlantic world and was shaped by the Atlantic world. These Atlantic perspectives challenged accounts of it as a ... More

Antitrust and Regulation in American Economic History  

Brooks Kaiser

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Sep 2018
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Dec 2018
Over the course of American history and economic development, market activity and the systems underlying and governing this activity have coevolved to address the changing fundamentals of ... More

Asian American Economic and Labor History  

Sucheng Chan

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2016
Accusations against Asian, particularly Chinese, “cheap labor” has been a persistent theme in the historical experience of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Asian Indian immigrant ... More

Asian American Education History  

Eileen H. Tamura

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2016
Because of the small field of educational history, the relatively small population of Asian American youths who grew up before 1970, and the nature of education being part of a larger ... More

Asian American Intellectual History  

Augusto Espiritu

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2016
The essay argues that despite the relative marginality of intellectual history as an acknowledged methodological approach in Asian American studies that such an approach has been an ... More

Asian American Legal History  

Gregory James Robinson

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2016
This essay focuses on historical developments regarding Asian Americans and the law, as well as the evolving narrative of that story. The legal history of Asian Americans is a complex ... More

The Asian American Movement  

Daryl Joji Maeda

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2016
This article examines how scholars have conceptualized, periodized, and written about the Asian American movement. It argues that the Asian American movement provides partial support for a ... More

Asian American Religious History  

Helen Jin Kim, Timothy Tseng, and David K. Yoo

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2016
This essay critically analyzes the emergence of the study of Asian American religions as a subfield, “betwixt and between” Asian American studies and American religions. It also reviews ... More

Asian Americans, Politics, and History  

Gordon H. Chang

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2016
This essay reviews the historical literature on Asian exclusion in the United States. By tracing its historiographical trajectory, it shows how interpretations of Asian exclusion have ... More

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