Children's Literature - J. H. DiehlThis book summarizes the history of the Philippines, the history of Filipino emigration to the United States, and post-immigration experiences of contemporary Filipino-Americans. Students researching the Philippines, Filipino culture, or U.S. immigration issues will find this volume useful. It includes both a page-long introduction to the publisher's "In America" series and a volume-specific introduction, followed by three chapters and substantial back matter material. Each chapter is illustrated and includes boxed passages about significant aspects of politics, culture, or personal testimony that convey a great deal of complexity in concise language. The first chapter covers Philippine history from pre-Hispanic times through World War II. The second focuses on experiences of Filipino immigrants through independence in 1946, and the final chapter details the so-called Third Wave of postwar immigrants. The book includes both sophisticated political ideas like an explanation of the Tydings-McDuffie Act, and also simple characterizations of culture, such as a recipe for a well-known Filipino dish, chicken adobo. The back of the book profiles famous Filipino-Americans and adds a time line, glossary, and a list of online resources for further study, and for experiencing Filipino culture in the United States.
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