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Ethnic History of the United States of America


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The ACC History Department also offers Links to History Sites on the Internet.  Among these are links to resources related to ethnic history.

About Ethnic and Multicultural History

Ethnic history is a branch of social history that studies ethnic groups and immigrants. Oscar Handlin (1915-2011) might be considered the father of ethnic history. "He ranks as one of the most prolific and influential American historians of the 20th century, with pioneering works in the fields of immigration history, ethnic history, and social history."
[Oscar Handlin. (2004). In Encyclopedia of World Biography (2nd ed., Vol. 7, pp. 121-122). Detroit: Gale. Retrieved from Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Early in his nearly half century career as a history professor at Harvard, his most influential work,The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American People, won the 1952 Pulitzer Prize in history. 
[Kraut, A. M. (2013). Oscar Handlin and "the Idea That We Are a Nation of Immigrants." Journal of American Ethnic History, 32(3), 26-36.]

Ethnic History Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Ancestry App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Ancestry-Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and more. (iOS)

More Than a Mapp App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
More Than a Mapp-Allows users to locate, experience, and contribute to African American History through an interactive map. (Android)

Native American Lite App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Native Americans Lite-Native Americans“ is a wallpaper to honor the native American and the beautiful landscape of the original America. You can also combine the American map with the rainbow bridge in the background and the dream catcher in the front. Create your own unique live wallpaper with the various levels in your favorite color. (Android)

Then and Now: Black History App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Then and Now: Black History-Offers an informative look into the lives of 100 people in black history. (iOS)

Native American Indian Pictures and History App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Native American Indian Pictures and History-Amazing REAL photos of Native Americans from Apache, Cherokee and Pima Tribes plus many others. Pictures of Geronimo, Amos Two Bulls, Iron White Horse and many, many more! (iOS)

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