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Main Title Strangers from a different shore : a history of Asian Americans /
Author Takaki, Ronald T.,
Publisher Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 39870088
ISBN 9780316831307; 0316831301
Subjects Asian Americans--History ; Asian Americans--Social conditions ; Racism against Asians--United States--History ; 1585 history of America--(NL-LeOCL)07761190X
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  NAR-71 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 06/29/2010
EJAM APAP E184.O6T35 1998 APAP Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/13/2013
EKBM  E184.O6T35 1998 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/09/2008
Edition Updated and rev. ed., 1st Back Bay ed.
Collation xv, 591 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-575) and index.
Contents Notes
A history of Asian Americans, introducing the people, the cultures, and their hope, fears, contribution, and dreams. In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and 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 and culture, and Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful and moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.--Publisher description.