When gold was discovered in California in 1848, word spread quickly throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Soon, the United States was inundated with immigrants who sought their fortunes. The influx of Asians into the West resulted in controversial rulings by Congress and in racial discrimination by ordinary Americans. However, many Asians made lasting contributions to the settlement of the West -- from working on the transcontinental railroad to the cultivation of the Bing cherry. This book chronicles the achievements of the talented and diverse group of people known as Asian-Americans.
An account of the first permanent English settlement in North America, with all its tragedies and disasters, established in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia.
Discusses the mass relocation of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II, profiling individuals such as Daniel Inouye, Yoshiko Lchida, and George Takei.
Children can imagine being witnesses to history-in-the-making in this series that explores important events in United States history. This book discusses the history and significance of the Liberty Bell.
Describes the history of the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, and discusses its current collections and challenges.
Describes the life and times of the American patriot from Massachusetts, and his effect on the American Revolution.
Describes the history of the thirteen original English colonies in America, including their early exploration, settlement, and regional differences.
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