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Author Lee, Erika.

Title The making of Asian America : a history / Erika Lee.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
©2015.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  973.0495 LEE    ON HOLDSHELF
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  973.0495 LEE    AVAILABLE
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Description viii, 519 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, photographs ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-502) and index.
Contents Beginnings : Asians in the Americas. Los Chinos in new Spain and Asians in early America ; Coolies -- The making of Asian America during the Age of Mass Migration and Asian Exclusion. Chinese immigrants in search of gold mountain ; "The Chinese must go!" : the anti-Chinese movement ; Japanese immigrants and the "yellow peril" ; "We must struggle in exile": Korean immigrants ; South Asian immigrants and the "Hindu invasion" ; "We have heard much of America": Filipinos in the U.S. empire ; Border crossings and border enforcement: undocumented Asian immigration -- Asian America in a world at war. "Military necessity" : the uprooting of Japanese Americans during World War II ; "Grave injustices": the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II ; Good war, cold war -- Remaking Asian America in a globalized world. Making a new Asian American through immigration and activism ; In search of refuge: southeast Asians in the United States ; Making a new home: Hmong refugees and Hmong Americans ; Transnational immigrants and global Americans -- Twenty-first-century Asian Americans. The "rise of Asian Americans"? Myths and realities -- Epilogue: redefining American in the twenty-first century.
Summary Describes the contributions of Asian immigrants in America and the lasting impact they have had, beginning with sailors who crossed the Pacific in the sixteenth century, through the ordeal of internment during World War II, and to their current status as "model minorities.".
Subject Asian Americans -- History.
Asians -- History.
Racism -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
South Asia -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- History.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
ISBN 9781476739403 (hardcover)
1476739404 (hardcover)
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