Our Stories
An Introduction to South Asian America

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The stories in Our Stories are stories of our roots in this country.

South Asian Americans have made homes, nurtured families, and formed communities in this country for centuries.

The legacies they have built are yours to claim, if you choose.

As you read this book, we hope you will feel grounded and inspired by their stories.
Our Stories book club
What could be better than reading Our Stories with hundreds of other community members across the country? Stay tuned for an announcement about the Our Stories book club, launching in November 2021. We'll discuss one chapter each month along with the chapter authors! Sign up for our email list to keep in touch!
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Chapter 1:
Early South Asian American History (pre-1923)
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Chapter 2:
Forging Lives in Uncertain Times (1923–1965)
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Chapter 3:
Immigration after the Civil Rights Movement (1965– )
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Chapter 4:

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Chapter 5:
Identity & Equality
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Chapter 6:
Faith & Religion
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Chapter 7:
Civic Engagement
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Chapter 8:
Arts & Popular Culture
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Chapter 9:
Work, Labor, and Entrepreneurship
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Chapter 10:

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