Asian Americans: Oral Histories of First to Fourth Generation Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan, India, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam and Cambodia

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Since the first three documented Chinese arrived in this country in 1848, more than six million Asians have followed. The huge immigrations of recent years have prompted a surge of interest in the new Asian American experience, about which little writing exists to date. In Asian Americans, these immigrants and their families present their own stories--why they came to America and what it means to be Asian in America today.

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Overview

Since the first three documented Chinese arrived in this country in 1848, more than six million Asians have followed. The huge immigrations of recent years have prompted a surge of interest in the new Asian American experience, about which little writing exists to date. In Asian Americans, these immigrants and their families present their own stories--why they came to America and what it means to be Asian in America today.

Since the first three documented Chinese arrived in the U.S. in 1848, more than six million Asians have followed. Their stories provide a fascinating picture of diverse cultural attitudes against a common American backdrop.

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Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Kids are curious about other cultures, but few Asian-related children's books reflect what's going on today what has happened historically and how immigrant families have fared. These oral histories of Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan, India, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam and Cambodia offer illuminating perspectives on family, interracial marriage, Americanization and a host of other topics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565840232
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/1992
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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