Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans (Updated and Revised)

Harapang Pabalat, 2012 - 591 mga pahina
2 Mga Review
In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & 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 & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

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LibraryThing Review

Paningin ng isang mambabasa  - KikiUnhinged - LibraryThing

If you like reading personal accounts of Asian immigrant experiences this book is for you. I found it to be too much fluff making it longer than necessary and more tedious to read. However, it was also quite eye-opening. Basahin ang buong review

LibraryThing Review

Paningin ng isang mambabasa  - autumnesf - LibraryThing

A good history book on Asians in America (including Hawaii). Lots of information and an easy read. Its not a pretty story - I didnt realize we actually tried to keep non-whites from being citizens right from the beginning and only wanted a white country. Hard stuff. Basahin ang buong review

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Tungkol sa may-akda (2012)

Ronald Takaki (1939&8211;2009) was the author of books including "A Different Mirror", "A Larger Memory", and "Iron Cages", and is often cited as the father of multicultural studies in America.

Ronald Takaki was professor of Ethnic Studies at Berkeley for more than two decades. The grandson of Japanese immigrant plantation laborers in Hawaii, he had a Ph.D. in American history from Berkeley. Takaki's approach in his scholarhship is truly comparative and multi-cultural. Author of a dozen books in American social history, his A DIFFERENT MIRROR was hailed by Publisher's Weekly as :"a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies.":

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