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The Resource The making of Asian America : a history, Erika Lee

The making of Asian America : a history, Erika Lee

Label
The making of Asian America : a history
Title
The making of Asian America
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Erika Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day. An epic history of global journeys and new beginnings, this book shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life in the United States: sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the 1500s; indentured "coolies" who worked alongside African slaves in the Caribbean; and Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and South Asian immigrants who were recruited to work in the United States only to face massive racial discrimination, Asian exclusion laws, and for Japanese Americans, incarceration during World War II. Over the past fifty years, a new Asian America has emerged out of community activism and the arrival of new immigrants and refugees. No longer a "despised minority," Asian Americans are now held up as America's "model minorities" in ways that reveal the complicated role that race still plays in the United States. Published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the United States' Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that has remade our "nation of immigrants," this is a new and definitive history of Asian Americans. But more than that, it is a new way of understanding America itself, its complicated histories of race and immigration, and its place in the world today"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Erika
Dewey number
973/.0495
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A75
LC item number
L43 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asian Americans
  • Asians
  • Racism
  • United States
  • South Asia
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The making of Asian America : a history, Erika Lee
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1967958&authtype=ip,shib&custid=s1231229
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-502) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn919730200
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 519 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476739427
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, photographs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1967958
System control number
(OCoLC)919730200
Label
The making of Asian America : a history, Erika Lee
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1967958&authtype=ip,shib&custid=s1231229
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-502) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn919730200
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 519 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476739427
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, photographs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1967958
System control number
(OCoLC)919730200

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