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Washington Papers #68: America Is in the Heart: A Personal History
Washington Papers #68: America Is in the Heart: A Personal History
by Carlos Bulosan
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First published in 1946, this autobiography of the well-known Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West... (read more)

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Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Au Of...
Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Au Of...
by Ronald Takaki
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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... (read more)

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America in Black and White (97 Edition)
America in Black and White (97 Edition)
by Stephan Thernstrom
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In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their... (read more)

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Enrique's Journey
Enrique's Journey
by Sonia Nazario
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Now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more, this is the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America. Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer... (read more)

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When I Was Puerto Rican
When I Was Puerto Rican
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Selling over 16,000 copies in hardcover, this triumphant coming-of-age memoir is now available in paperback editions in both English and Spanish. In the tradition of Black Ice, Santiago writes lyrically of her childhood on her native island and of her... (read more)

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Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism
Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn Against Liberalism
by Jonathan Rieder
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What accounts for the precarious state of liberalism in the mid 1980s? Why was the Republican Party able to steal away so many ethnic Democrats of modest means in recent presidential elections? Jonathan Rieder explores these questions in his powerful... (read more)

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Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-racist Reflections From an Angry White Male (08 Edition)
Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-racist Reflections From an Angry White Male (08 Edition)
by Tim Wise
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In this follow-up to "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son," Wise examines the way in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States, and how white Americans reap privileges from the... (read more)

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Minor Re/Visions: Asian American Literacy Narratives as a Rhetoric of Citizenship (Studies in Writing & Rhetoric)
Minor Re/Visions: Asian American Literacy Narratives as a Rhetoric of Citizenship (Studies in Writing & Rhetoric)
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< div> < div> Through a blend of personal narrative, cultural and literary analysis, and discussions about teaching, < i> Minor Re/Visions: Asian American Literacy Narratives as a Rhetoric of Citizenship < /i> shows how people of... (read more)

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lias parents and her doctors both wanted what... (read more)

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Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind (P.S.)
Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind (P.S.)
by Loung Ung
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After enduring years of hunger, deprivation, and devastating loss at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, ten-year-old Loung Ung became the "lucky child," the sibling chosen to accompany her eldest brother to America while her one surviving sister and two... (read more)

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West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story
West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story
by Tamim Ansary
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The day after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Tamim Ansary sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends, discussing the attack from his perspective as an Afghan American. The message reached millions. Born to an Afghan father and American mother... (read more)

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Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People
Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People
by Helen Zia
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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... (read more)

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Citizen 13660
Citizen 13660
by Mine Okubo
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Mine Okubo was one of 110,000 people of Japanese descent--nearly two-thirds of them American citizens -- who were rounded up into "protective custody" shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, her memoir of life in relocation centers in California and... (read more)

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You Animal Machine (the Golden Greek)
You Animal Machine (the Golden Greek)
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This is the tale of Melena, five times married, mother of three, burlesque dancer, and "the toughest, hardest-assed woman to ever eat wood and bite nails." Located in history and memory, her life cracks open questions of identity at the heart of an... (read more)

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Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
by Rebecca Walker
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The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in 1969 their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others viewed her as a symbol of harmony, a... (read more)

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Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945
Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945
by George Sanchez
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Twentieth-century Los Angeles has been the locus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between variant cultures in American history. Yet this study is among the first to examine the relationship between ethnicity and identity among the... (read more)

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Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border
Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border
by Eithne Luibheid
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-238) and index.... (read more)

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Hunger of Memory: An Autobiography
Hunger of Memory: An Autobiography
by Richard Rodriguez
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Burro Genius: A Memoir
Burro Genius: A Memoir
by Victor Villasenor
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Standing at the podium, Victor Villase&ntilde;or looked at the group of educators amassed before him, and his mind flooded with childhood memories of humiliation and abuse at the hands of his teachers. He became enraged. With a pounding heart, he... (read more)

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Sage Series on Race and Ethnic Relations #2: Understanding Everyday Racism: An Interdisciplinary Theory
Sage Series on Race and Ethnic Relations #2: Understanding Everyday Racism: An Interdisciplinary Theory
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This book compares contemporary racism in the US and the Netherlands through in-depth interviews with fifty-five black women. As an interdisciplinary analysis of gendered social constructions of racism, it breaks new ground. Essed problematizes and... (read more)

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