Asian American and Pacific Islander Historical Resources from the Gilder Lehrman Institute
Posted by Gilder Lehrman Staff on Monday, 05/08/2023
We celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by offering these GLI resources.
Inside the Vault Videos
Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection is a free monthly online program that highlights unique primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, led by Institute curators and special guest historians.
More Free Videos
- Immigration: An American Story
- Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America
- Hamilton Cast Read Along: Grandfather’s Journey
- Hamilton Cast Read Along: Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist
- Hamilton Cast Read Along: Barbed Wire Baseball: How One Man Brought Hope to the Japanese Internment Camps of WWII
Self-Paced Courses and Classroom-Ready Professional Development
- Chinese in the United States, led by Madeline Y. Hsu, University of Texas at Austin
- Classroom-Ready PD: Asian American History, led by Jane Hong, Occidental College
History U offers free, self-paced courses in American history to high school students led by the country’s top historians.
- American Immigration History: People, Patterns, and Policy - University of Texas at Austin Professor Madeline Y. Hsu’s course enables students to better understand the terms by which immigration functions as a core aspect of US national identity.
- History of Chinese in the United States (week of July 24), sponsored by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
Explore Our Book Breaks archive for conversations with authors about a wide variety of AAPI history topics, all free to teachers registered in our Affiliate Schools Program or anyone with a subscription:
- Gordon Chang discussing The Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
- Jane Hong discussing Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion
- Catherine Ceniza Choy discussing Asian American Histories of the United States
- Jia Lynn Yang discussing One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle over American Immigration, 1924–1965
- “Chinese American Politics in the Cold War Years” by Charlotte Brooks
- “‘The Chinese Question’—Unresolved and Ongoing for Americans” by John Kuo Wei Tchen
- “From Citizen to Enemy: The Tragedy of Japanese Internment,” by Julie Des Jardins
- “Vietnam Veterans Memorial,” by Maya Lin
- History Now, Issue 65, “Asian American Immigration and US Policy”