A Legal History of Asian Americans, 1790-1990 / Edition 1

A Legal History of Asian Americans, 1790-1990 / Edition 1

by Robert H. Hyung Chan Kim
     
 

This book describes the historical and legal experiences of Americans of Asian ancestry who began to come to the United States in the mid-19th century. Like all immigrants in America, they arrived with hopes of making a better life and home in a free country. Instead, Asian-Americans have been mistreated and discriminated against by their fellow Americans—even

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Overview

This book describes the historical and legal experiences of Americans of Asian ancestry who began to come to the United States in the mid-19th century. Like all immigrants in America, they arrived with hopes of making a better life and home in a free country. Instead, Asian-Americans have been mistreated and discriminated against by their fellow Americans—even by Congress and the Supreme Court, which should have made and judged laws without prejudice. This study examines the way immigration and naturalization laws were unfairly administered against Asian immigrants and throws light on a less than admirable period of American legal history. It will be of great interest to scholars in Asian American studies, legal history, and American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313291425
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1994
Series:
Contributions in Ethnic Studies Series, #34
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Introduction

Colonial Period (1609-1774)

Revolutionary Period (1775-1840)

Beginning of the Federal Control (1841-1882)

The Restriction Period (1882-1920)

The Exclusion Period (1921-1952)

Partial Liberalization Period (1952-1965)

The Liberalization Era (1965-Present)

Select Bibliography

Index

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