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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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Photograph, 1brides, Angel Island Association, 2008, Flickr.

What was it like coming to Angel Island to start a new life in the U.S.? [...] »

Photo, 5 Men or boys leading a water buffalo..., ca. 1900, Hawaiian Photo Album.

Covering topics ranging from the annexation of Hawaii to World War II, 29 [...] »

Photo, "The Kim Sisters at a table in Reno"

What do Vegas showgirls have to say about their time in the city? [...] »

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Notices for Japanese-Americans to report to camps. LOC

How did the World War II internment of Japanese Americans happen? Historian [...] »

Photo, Baseball game, Manzanar Relocation Center, Calif., 1945, Ansel Adams, LoC

If the U.S. interned you and your family, how would you respond? [...] »

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

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 [...] »

When and where was this photo taken? See what clues you can spot! [...] »

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