Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Au of...

Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Au of...

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by Ronald Takaki
     
 

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In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He

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In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316831307
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/23/1998
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
504,538
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Au of... 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Becky1972 More than 1 year ago
The book was in excellent condition and I got it in a few days
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the most compelling books ever written. It evokes sympathy while at the same time erases ignorance that pervades the Asian-American community. It incorporates Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Indians, Vietnamese, and other Asian races into one story of suffrage and survival.