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  • "Focusing on the experiencess of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II, this online exhibit is a case study in decision making and citizen action under the U. S. Constitution. Experience the story through interactive galleries that combine images, music, text and first-person accounts in the Story Experience, and then share your own memories and responses in Reflections. Search more than 800 artifacts from the Smithsonian Collection in Collection Search, and find related activities, links, bibliography and more in Resources."
  • Companion site to a PBS documentary which explores the "struggle and triumph, progress and setbacks, discrimination and assimilation" of the Chinese American experience.
  • "Gale has assembled a collection of activities and information to complement classroom topics. Within this site, teachers and students can: Read biographies of significant Hispanic individuals Take a Hispanic culture quiz Follow a timeline of events that helped shape the Hispanic culture Explore Hispanic holidays, musical genres and other topics with information culled from Gale resources Visit other pertinent sites and find suggestions for further readings."
  • Source: Sucheng Chan, Asian Americans, an Interpretive History, ?1991, Twayne Publishers, Boston.
  • A collection of annotated links "relating to African American history". This Cornell University Library site "reviews several existing websites and digitization projects and lists noteworthy digitization projects that are forthcoming." These sites are searchable and browsable by the name of the institution or the title of the colelction.
  • A guide to or websites and repositories of digitized resources on African-American history.
  • Hebrewbooks.org was founded in order to preserve old Hebrew books that are out of print and/or circulation. For those interested in Jewish life in America, the site reproduces more than a thousand books and over two hundred journals published in Hebrew in the United States from 1860 to the present.
  • An online archive of original documents, journals, books and literature on the subject of Jews in 19th-Century America.
  • U. S. NAtional Park Service site explores African American history and culture.