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Representing Race: AAAS 0834 / ENGL 0834 / HIST 834

This guide provides resources for representations of non-Western people and cultures in film, literature, scientific and legal writings, popular culture and artistic expression. What is behind this impulse to divide the world into "us" and "them"?

Searching for Books


Use Library Search to find which books, journal titles and other materials are available in the TU library collections.

Use the Subject 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. Refer to the box on the left side of this page for a list of Library of Congress subject headings for ethnic American groups; clicking on the subject heading will take you in to LIBRARY SEARCH for a list of subheadings for the group. 

To locate books not available from TU Libraries, use a union catalog, which is a catalog containing the catalog records of many different library catalogs (For example WorldCat):


Other sources for books:

Many books, articles, and dissertations about ethnic American groups are available full-text in the eHRAF database. To locate a publication within eHRAF use basic searching or browsing.

Finding Textbooks

Determine the following information about your textbooks and note:
  • Course name/number
  • Instructor's name
  • textbook title
  • textbook author
  • publication year/edition
  • ISBN

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 group with the word Americans; for example, German Americans, or Panamanian Americans. This is not true in all cases, notably with Native American groups and Jews. Refer to the list below. Click on the subject heading for a list of books with that subject.


Afghan Americans

African Americans

Albanian Americans


Apaches Indians

Arab Americans

Armenian Americans

Asian Americans
   See also East Indian 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

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
   2 Related Subjects

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
       2 Related Subjects