The Columbia Guide to Asian American History / Edition 1

The Columbia Guide to Asian American History / Edition 1

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by Gary Y. Okihiro
     
 

Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study. It examines, comments, and questions the changing assumptions and contexts underlying the experiences and contributions of an incredibly diverse population of Americans.

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Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study. It examines, comments, and questions the changing assumptions and contexts underlying the experiences and contributions of an incredibly diverse population of Americans. Arriving and settling in this nation as early as the 1790s, with American-born generations stretching back more than a century, Asian Americans have become an integral part of the American experience; this cleverly organized book marks the trajectory of that journey, offering researchers invaluable information and interpretation.

• Part 1 offers a synoptic narrative history, a chronology, and a set of periodizations that reflect different ways of constructing the Asian American past.

• Part 2 presents lucid discussions of historical debates--such as interpreting the anti-Chinese movement of the late 1800s and the underlying causes of Japanese American internment during World War II--and such emerging themes as transnationalism and women and gender issues.

• Part 3 contains a historiographical essay and a wide-ranging compilation of book, film, and electronic resources for further study of core themes and groups, including Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231115117
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/23/2005
Series:
Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1: Narrative Overview 1. Narrative History2. PeriodizationPart 2: Historical Debates 1. Hawaii's Population Before European Contact2. Hawaiians and Captain James Cook3. Migration4. The Anti-Chinese Movement5. America's Concentration CampsPart 3: Emerging Themes 1. Space2. Women and Gender3. The law4. Japanese American ResistancePart 4: Chronology Part 5: Historiography and Resources

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