Student Almanac of Asian American History [2 volumes]

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When Asians began to immigrate to the United States in the 1800s, they met with both gratitude for the labor they provided and mistrust for their culture, which was unfamiliar to Americans. This two-volume set traces the turbulent history of Asian Americans from their first arrival to the present day. After an introduction to each chapter, A-Z entries identify people, places, events, and terms to give a complete picture to students researching ...

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Overview

When Asians began to immigrate to the United States in the 1800s, they met with both gratitude for the labor they provided and mistrust for their culture, which was unfamiliar to Americans. This two-volume set traces the turbulent history of Asian Americans from their first arrival to the present day. After an introduction to each chapter, A-Z entries identify people, places, events, and terms to give a complete picture to students researching all aspects of Asian American history.

Volume 1: From Gold Mountain to Picture Brides, 1848-1924

Volume 2: From the Exclusion Era to Today, 1925-Present

6th-8th Grade

Uses primary source documents, maps, charts, and statistics to trace the history and contributions of Asian-Americans from their first travels across the Pacific to the present day.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7-10-Six brief essays with time lines cover the immigration of Asians to mainland U.S. and Hawaii, their reception here, and the prejudice they encountered. Each essay is followed by an A-to-Z section describing important people, events, and terms of that time. The articles focus on the Gold Rush and Chinese migration to California, immigration to Hawaii at the turn of the 20th century, and the periods up to the restrictive Immigration Act of 1924 through World War II, the Cold War, and Vietnam to the present. The writing is choppy, often confusing, and redundant. The text contains numerous errors, contradictory information, and misspellings. Three different dates are given for the Foreign Miners' License Tax Law in California. The entry under Sanford Dole has him leading rebels in overthrowing Queen Liliuokalani in 1887, although her entry correctly states that she became queen in 1891. Hanoi, not Ho Chi Minh City, is the capital of Vietnam. A keyless map of the Central Pacific Railroad shows cities with numbers-presumably the mileage completed from Sacramento and the date workers reached the various locations as they toiled toward Promontory Point-but this is not stated. A graph, perhaps of Asian immigration to the U.S., has no title or caption. The material is poorly organized and cumbersome to use. The occasional black-and-white illustration or boxed supplementary material is often pages away from its accompanying text. In short, this set does a disservice to its subject matter and to students who would use it.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313326028
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: Student
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

VOLUME ONE

Introduction

To Gold Mountain: Chinese Americans in the West 1848-1882

To the Sandlewood Hills: The Hawaiian Plantations 1852-1910

Immigration and Exclusion: Challenging Discrimination 1883-1924

Glossary

For More Information

Selected Bibliography

Index

VOLUME TWO

Introduction

Who's an American?: Citizenship and Loyalty 1924-1945

The Post War Years: From Cold War to Yellow Power 1946-1973

Asian America Today: From Vietnam to the 21st Century 1974-Present

Glossary

For More Information

Bibliography

Index

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