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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

At first glance, Executive Order 9066 might read like boring bureaucratese. But what did this dry government document mean for Japanese Americans during World War II? FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, Japanese American boys and their bicycles, c. 1909, U of WA

Go back in time and witness the harsh conditions at Japanese Internment Camps [...] »

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Imagine the government drafting you after moving you to an internment camp. [...] »

Photograph album, 1850-1925, Karl Kasten, Karl Kasten photograph collection.

Browse more than 8,000 objects related to Chinese immigrant life in California. [...] »

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Photographic print, Walrus Tusks, 1931?, Lomen Bros., Library of Congress

Reducing the time you need to spend to create thought-provoking student [...] »

Photo, A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry. . . , 1942, NARA

What were the consequences of and motivations for Japanese American removal [...] »

Photo, Lieutenant Roberto Lim of the Philippine Islands, Mar. 1943, LoC

Scratch the surface of Asian Pacific American history this May, and keep [...] »

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Print, "H.R.H. Princess Margaret," New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women of [...] »

Chinese newspaper, dishware, basket and other unidentified items: From Alice Io

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United [...] »

Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

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