Strangers From A Different Shore

Strangers From A Different Shore

A History of Asian Americans

Book - 1989
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In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1989
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316831307
0316831301
9780316831093
0316831093
Branch Call Number: 973.0495 TAKAKI
Characteristics: ix, 570 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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