Understanding the history of Korea is an important stepping stone necessary to properly tell the Korean American story. While much of Korean American history is tied to Korea, it is essential to note that Korean American history is also a unique, separate narrative. Despite the difficult history Korean Americans have suffered through, they are now business owners, citizens, teachers, lawyers, community activists, war heroes, and so much more. To understand Korean American history properly, we must look at the people and heroes who helped shape this small ethnic community to what it is today.
Korean Americans: A Concise History tells the untold stories of the pioneering immigrants, the newly discovered tale of the first Koreatown USA, and about the first Korean aviator. The textbook conveys the Korean American experience by highlighting important moments, people, and incidents that defines this small community. The book takes readers on a journey starting with the beginning of Korean immigration to the United States, to present day issues, trends, and identity.
Transportation of Korean Americans: A Concise History. Korea University Press. (in Korean)