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Ethnicity and the Immigrant Experience in the US: SOC / GUS 0835

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Use the Subject search in Library Search to locate books about ethnic groups in general, or about specific ethnic groups; for books in general, use ETHNICITY or EMMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION -- UNITED STATES as a search term; for books about specific groups in America, in most cases, use the name of the group followed by the word AMERICANS. For example, if you wanted to locate books about the Chileans in the United States, a subject search in Library Search using CHILEAN AMERICANS as the search term, would generate a list of 3 subject headings for CHILEAN AMERICANS. Refer to the box on the left side of this page for a list of Library of Congress subject headings for ethnic American groups.

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LC Subject Headings for Ethnic Americans

The Library of Congress procedure for creating subject headings for ethnic American groups is to follow the name of the ethnic groups with the word Americans; for example, German Americans, or Panamanian Americans. This is not true in some cases, notably with Native American groups and Jews. Refer to the list below.


Afghan Americans

African American

Albanian Americans


Apaches Indians  

Arab Americans

Armenian Americans

Asian Americans

Austrian Americans

Bangladeshi Americans

Basque Americans

Belarusian Americans 

Belgian American

Blackfoot Indians
   See Siksika Indians

Bosnian Americans 

Brazilian Americans 

British Americans

Cambodian Americans

Canadian Americans

Cape Verdean Americans 

Carpatho-Rusyn Americans
   See also Ruthenian Americans

Cherokee Indians 

Chilean Americans

Chinese Americans

Choctaw Indians

Colombian Americans

Costa Rican Americans

Creek Indians


Croatian Americans

Cuban Americans

Czech Americans

Danish Americans

Dominican Americans

Dutch Americans

Ecuadorian Americans

Egyptian Americans 

Ethiopian Americans 

Filipino Americans

Finnish Americans

French Americans 

German Americans

Ghanaians -- United States

Greek Americans 

Guamanian Americans

Guatemalan Americans

Guyanese Americans 

Gypsy Americans
Romanies -- United States  

Haitian Americans


Hmong Americans

Honduran Americans

Hopi Indians

Hungarian Americans

Icelandic Americans


Iranian Americans

Irish Americans

Iroquois Confederacy
   See Six Nations

Israelis United States

Italian Americans

Jamaican Americans

Japanese Americans

Jews -- United States

Korean Americans

Laotian Americans

Latvian Americans

Lebanese Americans

Liberian Americans

Lithuanian Americans

Mexican Americans


Navajo Indians 

Nez Perce Indians 

Nigerian Americans 

Norwegian Americans

Ojibawa Indians 

Oneida Indians

Pacific Islander Americans 

Paiute Indians 

Pakistani Americans

Palestinian Americans

Panamanian Americans

Polish Americans

Portuguese Americans

Pueblo Indians

Puerto Ricans

Romanian Americans

Romanies -- United States

Russian Americans

Salvadoran Americans 

Samoan Americans

Scottish Americans 

Serbian Americans 

Sierra Leonean Americans

Sioux Indians

Six Nations 

Slovak Americans

Slovenian Americans 

South African Americans

Spanish Americans 

Swedish Americans

Swiss Americans

Syrian Americans

Taiwanese Americans

Thai Americans 

Tlingit Indians

Tongan Americans

Turkish Americans

Ukrainian Americans
       See also Ruthenian Americans

Vietnamese Americans 

Welsh Americans

Yemeni Americans

Yupik Eskimos