Although severely regulated in the 19th century, the emigration of Asian peoples to America has proven to be culturally and socially significant. The diversity of Asian immigrants-a group that includes Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Filipinos, and others-has prevented any single, unified Asian identity from dominating the Asian-American community. Indeed, this characteristic has served to encourage a multicultural perspective within the community and strengthened each ethnic group's reliance on the family unit as a means of defining cultural identity.
The Asian Americans focuses on the social history, customs, and traditions of Asian Americans across U.S. history. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations, box features, and further reading lists are scattered throughout this user-friendly resource.<\p>