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Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People

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Publisher Comments:

This groundbreaking book traces the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores the events that shocked Asian Americans into motion and shaped a new consciousness. Helen Zia, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, writes as a personal witness to the dramatic changes involving Asian Americans.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-327) and index.

About the Author

Helen Zia, a graduate of Princeton University's first co-educational class, is an award-winning journalist who has covered Asian American communities and political movements for twenty years. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Table of Contents

Beyond our shadows. From nothing, a consciousness — Surrogate slaves to American dreamers — The awakening. Detroit blues: "Because of you motherfuckers" — To market, to market, New York style — Gangsters, gooks, geishas, and geeks — Up from innocence. Welcome to Washington — Lost and found in L.A. — For richer, for poorer — Moving the mountain. Out on the front lines — Reinventing our culture — The last bastion — Living our dreams.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374147747
Subtitle:
The Emergence of an American People
Author:
Zia, Helen
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Asian americans
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20010515
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 13 black-and-white photographs,
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.48 x 1.06 in

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