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In a blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and oral testimony, Ronald Takaki 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 powerful and moving work, now updated with a new preface and new closing chapter, has resonance for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

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In an extraordinary blend of eloquent narrative history, vivid personal recollection, and oral testimony, Ronald Takaki relates the diverse 150-year history of Asian Americans. Through richly detailed vignettes--by turns bitter, funny, and inspiring--he offers a stunning panorama of a neglected part of Americanhistory. 16 pages of photographs.

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ISBN:
9780316831307
Subtitle:
A History of Asian Americans Au of...
Author:
Takaki, Ronald
Author:
Takaki, Ronald
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Asian americans
Subject:
Asian Americans -- History.
Subject:
Asian Americans -- Social conditions.
Subject:
World History-Asia
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
19980923
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 1.19 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In an extraordinary blend of eloquent narrative history, vivid personal recollection, and oral testimony, Ronald Takaki relates the diverse 150-year history of Asian Americans. Through richly detailed vignettes--by turns bitter, funny, and inspiring--he offers a stunning panorama of a neglected part of Americanhistory. 16 pages of photographs.
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