ENGL 251: Asian American Literature

Sample Historical Contexts

The following is a partial list of topics on Asian American histories.

This list is not exhaustive. .

  • Immigration
  • Chinese Immigrants
  • Japanese Immigrants
  • Filipino Immigrants
  • Vietnamese Immigrants 
  • Southeast Asian Immigrant
  • Yellow Peril
  • Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Japanese American Internment WWII
  • Communist Scare
  • Vietnam War
  • Vietnamese Refugees
  • Asian American Arts Renaissance

History & Biography Databases

Other Historical Newspapers

Using Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspapers in Library Databases 

King County Library System (KCLS) - History Databases

Green River Students can freely use the KCLS libraries!

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As a student at Green River College, you automatically have access to online library resources at King County Library System, including the history databases below. 

Log in to KCLS Databases
  • To Log in: use GRC + your student username. (The part before the @ in your GRC email address.)
  • Example OLD email: GRCjsmith23
  • Example NEW email: GRCsmith.jane.23
  • PIN number: your pin is the last four characters of your log in. Example: e.23
History Databases
  • 19th Century US Newspapers
  • Daily Life through History
  • Historical Statistics of the US (may open in some browsers and not others)
  • New York Times Historical

Find Books for Context

Using Ebooks

Read a book or a book chapter to learn more about your topic. Books often include a broad overview and/or definition of a top, as well as more in-depth research. 

You may limit to e-books when searching the main catalog, One Search, or search directly in our ebook collections linked below.