The Good Governor: Robert Ray and the Indochinese Refugees of Iowa

The Good Governor: Robert Ray and the Indochinese Refugees of Iowa

by Matthew R. Walsh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476669472
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 421,297
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Matthew R. Walsh is a professor of history at Des Moines Area Community College. For his previous works, Walsh has received awards from Penn State, University of Nebraska-Omaha, and the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction 5

1. Beginnings and Endings at Dien Bien Phu 19

2. Bending the Rules of Federal Refugee Policy 39

3. The Growing Pains of the Iowa Refugee Service Center 61

4. Tai Dam as Professional Refugees 83

5. The Boat People Come to Iowa 109

6. Iowa SHARES and the Cambodian Refugees 133

7. The Littlest Victims 150

8. Children as Cultural Go Betweens 170

9. Robert Ray and the Indochinese Refugees 189

Chapter Notes 213

References 227

Index 231

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