Atlas of Asian-American History

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Since their first arrival in the New World, the experiences of individual ethnic groups have often been lost in the larger story of American history. Using a wide arrangement of visual tools, this atlas offers a detailed overview of the experiences and important events surrounding Americans of Asian descent. Long neglected in general studies, Asian-American history resources have been scarce. Featuring detailed maps and authoritative text, this book tells the story of not one group of people but many. ...
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Overview

Since their first arrival in the New World, the experiences of individual ethnic groups have often been lost in the larger story of American history. Using a wide arrangement of visual tools, this atlas offers a detailed overview of the experiences and important events surrounding Americans of Asian descent. Long neglected in general studies, Asian-American history resources have been scarce. Featuring detailed maps and authoritative text, this book tells the story of not one group of people but many. Photographs, line graphs, charts, chronologies, box features, and maps help explore the cultural, historical, political, and social history of Asian Americans. Coverage also profiles key events and issues in their homelands, especially those factors that influenced their movement to the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816036998
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Multicultural Atlas Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on Photos
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 The Asian Heritage: A Short History of a Continent 1
Ch. 2 Gam Saan: The Chinese in 19th-Century America 27
Ch. 3 Closing the Door: Asian Immigration from Chinese Exclusion 53
Ch. 4 A Question of Citizenship: Asian-American History from 1910 to 1946 107
Ch. 5 From Red Scare to Yellow Power: Asian-American History from 1946 to 1972 145
Ch. 6 A New Wave of Americans 168
Ch. 7 Asian America Today 192
Selected Bibliography 206
Index 209
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