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Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans (Updated and Revised)
     

Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans (Updated and Revised)

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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

BN ID:
2940015838695
Publisher:
eBookIt.com
Publication date:
11/16/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
591
Sales rank:
1,089,112
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Ronald Takaki was professor of Ethnic Studies at Berkeley for more than two decades. The grandson of Japanese immigrant plantation laborers in Hawaii, he had a Ph.D. in American history from Berkeley. Takaki's approach in his scholarhship is truly comparative and multi-cultural. Author of a dozen books in American social history, his A DIFFERENT MIRROR was hailed by Publisher's Weekly as :"a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies."

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