Summary: The quintessential "foreigners," Asians in the United States have encountered both fear of the commercial and military prowess of their home countries and complacency about their lot as members of a perceived "model minority." Far from being a monolithic group, however, Asian Americans represent numerous distinct cultures - some mutually antagonistic - including some of the world's oldest and most sophisticated. Atlas of Asian-American History pre ...show moresents the experiences of the principal groups of Asian immigrants to the United States, from the first 19th-century Chinese gold-seekers in California and the Japanese, Korean, and Filipino laborers in Hawaii who struggled for citizenship and the right to work to Asian Indians who sought freedom from famine and oppression in colonial India; from Southeast Asians seeking refuge from international conflicts in their homelands to Asian Americans of all ethnicities who in the 20th century faced challenges to their loyalty and property and sought the political authority to defend them. With 69 black-and-white photographs, 28 color photographs, 60 maps, and 34 line illustrations and graphs, this visually rich volume is the perfect reference for any reader with an interest in Asian-American history. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 02
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