Historical Resources


Chuman, Frank F.  The Bamboo People: Japanese Americans, Their History and the Law. Publisher’s Inc., 1976.


Fiset, Louis and Gail M. Nomura, editors.  Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest: Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians in the Twentieth   

     Century.  U of Washington Press, 2005.    


Foner, Phlip S. and Daniel Rosenberg, editors.  Racism, Dissent, and Asian Americans from 1850 to the Present: A Documentary History

     Greenwood P, 1993. 


Fukei, Budd. The Japanese American Story.  Dillon P, 1976. 


Hong, Maria, editor. Growing Up Asian American. William Morrow and Co., 1993.


Kitano, Harry H. L. Japanese Americans: The Evolution of a Subculture. Prentice-Hall, 1976.


Lee, Erika.  The Making of Asian America: A History. Simon & Schuster, 2016. 


Lee, Jonathan H. X. and Christen T. Sasaki, editors.  Asian American History: Primary Documents of the Asian American Experience.  Cognella

     Academic Publishing, 2016. 


Madgen, Ronald E. Furasato. Tacoma-Pierce County Japanese, 1888-1988. Tacoma Japanese Community Service, 1998.


Matsumoto, Valerie J.  Farming the Home Place: A Japanese American Community in California, 1919-1982.  Cornell UP, 1993.


Mershon, Clarence E.  Along the Sandy: Our Nikkei neighbors.  Guardian Peaks Enterprises, 2006. 


Miyamoto, Shotaro Frank. Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle. U of Washington P, 1984.


Mohl, Raymond A., John E. Van Sant, and Chizuru Saeki, editors.  Far East, Down South: Asians in the American South.  U of Alabama P, 2016. 


O’Brien, David J., and Stephen S. Fugita.  The Japanese American Experience.  Indiana UP, 1991. 


Ogawa, Dennis.  From Japs to Japanese: The Evolution of Japanese-American Stereotypes.  McCutchan, 1971. 


Sherman, Mark, and George Katagiri, editors. Touching the Stones: Tracing One Hundred years of Japanese American History.  Oregon Nikkei

     Endowment, 1994. 


Spickard, Paul R. Japanese Americans: The formation and transformations of an ethnic group. Revised ed.  Rutgers UP, 2009. 


Takaki, Ronald. Double Victory: A Multicultural History of American in World War II.  Little, Brown and Company, 2000.


Takaki, Ronald.  Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans.  Little, Brown and Company, 1989. 


Takahashi, Jere.  Nisei/Sansei: Shifting Japanese American Identities and Politics.  Temple UP, 1997. 


Wilson, Robert A., and Bill Hosokawa.  East to America: A History of the Japanese in the United States.  Morrow, 1980. 


Yoo, David K. Growing Up Nisei: Race, Generation and Culture Among Japanese Americans of California, 1924-1949. U of Illinois P, 2000.

General Reference Resources


Kikumura-Yano, Akemi, editor.  Encyclopedia of Japanese Descendants in the Americas: An Illustrated History of the Nikkei. AltaMira P, circa



Maxwell, Bruce.  Homeland Security: A Documentary History.  CQ Press, 2004. 


Ng, Franklin.  The Asian American Encyclopedia.  Marshall Cavendish, 1995. 


Ng, Wendy L. Japanese American Internment During World War II: A History and Reference Guide. Greenwood P, 2002.


Niiya, Brian, editor. Encyclopedia of Japanese American History: An A-to-Z Reference from 1868 to the Present. Facts on File, 2001. 


Odo, Franklin, editor.  The Columbia Documentary History of the Asian American Experience.  Columbia UP, 2002. 


Okihiro, Gary Y., editor.  Encyclopedia of Japanese American Internment.  Greenwood, 2013. 


Sakata, Yasuo.  Fading Footsteps of the Issei: An Annotated Checklist of the Manuscript Holdings of the Japanese Research Project Collection.

     Asian American Studies Center/Center for Japanese Studies/U of California at Los Angeles/Japanese American National Museum, 1992. 


Schlund-Vials, Cathy J., Kevin Scott Wong, and Jason Oliver Chang.  Asian America: A Primary Source Reader.  Yale UP, 2017. 


Yoo, David K., and Eiichiro Azuma, editors.  The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History.  Oxford UP, 2016.