This site will lead you to information about groups of people living in the United States as well as sources for American Studies generally. Don't hestitate to talk to a librarian for additional ideas.
Over 300 interviews conducted with immigrants between 1967 and 2012, including streaming audio and transcripts of interviews with Khmer, Latino, Hmong, Chinese, Filipino, Somali, and Vietnamese-heritage Minnesotans.
Reference Books on American Cultures
American Immigrant Cultures: Builders of a Nation - Ref E184.A1 A63448 1997
Covers culture groups from Acadians to Zoroastrians, covering each group's defining features, patterns of cultural variation, immigration history, demographics, cultural characteristics, and relevant published literature.
Encyclopedia of American Social Movements - Ref HN 57 .E594 2004
Organized by topic rather than alphabetically, this set covers the antislavery movement, civil rights, the women's movement, labor, Native American, religious and Utopian, antiwar and student movements, LGBT, environmental, and global justice movements, each with in-depth chronological coverage and analysis.
Encyclopedia of American Studies - Ref E 169.1 .E625 2001 (4 vols.)
Published under the auspices of the American Studies Association, this est covers concepts key to the interdisciplinary field, issues related to class, race and ethnicity, cultural institutions, popular culture, social history and more.
Encyclopedia of American Immigration - Ref JV 6465 .E53 2010
Covers historical and contemporary issues in immigration policy, provides coverage of social and cultural issues and background on specific immigrant groups. The final section reproduces key legal documents from the US Constitution to late twentieth-century immigration legislation and executive orders.
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism - Ref E 184 .A1 E584 2008
This three-volume set covers many issues related to race and racism from multidisciplinary perspectives, providing essays on topics such as racial formation, multiculturalism, internalized racism, groups of people, organizations, key legislation and court cases, and topics such as families, body politics, and sexism.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America - Ref E 184 .A1 G14 2014
Offers over 150 substantial essays on ethnic groups in the U. S., covering origins, circumstances of arrival, family, community, culture, economy, politics, and significant contributions. Each essay ends with a bibliography and contacts for further research.
They Chose Minnesota - Ref F 615 .A1 T45
Though now quite dated (as it was published in 1981) this handy volume still provides useful historical background information about immigrants who settled in the state of Minnesota.
Indexes literature related to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistorical times to the present. Covers over 1,700 journals published worldwide including key English-language historical journals, selected historical journals from major countries, and state and local history journals, as well as books, dissertations and book reviews.
Indexes over 500 scholarly journals published by SAGE in a range of disciplines, including many social sciences titles. Includes current full text for over 30 journals and back issues for hundreds of journals. Many journals include full backfiles - back to 1960s or earlier. To search articles by discipline, click "Browse" > "Journals by discipline."