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The making of Asian America

Erika Lee

The making of Asian America

a history

by Erika Lee

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asian Americans,
  • Asians,
  • HISTORY / Social History,
  • Racism,
  • Ethnic relations,
  • Emigration and immigration,
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies,
  • Race relations,
  • HISTORY / United States / General,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographic references (pages [419]-502) and index.

    StatementErika Lee
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE184.A75 L43 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 519 pages
    Number of Pages519
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26887980M
    ISBN 101476739404
    ISBN 109781476739403
    LC Control Number2015010372
    OCLC/WorldCa894746854

    Book Description. A New History of Asian America is a fresh and up-to-date history of Asians in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on current scholarship, Shelley Lee brings forward the many strands of Asian American history, highlighting the distinctive nature of the Asian American experience while placing the narrative in the context .   'Serve the People' is written by Karen Ishizuka, a film maker and activist who played an integral role in founding the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California. In this book, she provides a spotlight on a number of events in Asian American history and on Asian American activists during the s, a socially tumultuous time /5.

      Asian Americans are widely believed to be passive and compliant participants in the U.S. political process—if they participate at all. In this ground-breaking book, Pei-te Lien maps the actions and strategies of Asian Americans as they negotiate a space in the American Cited by: 1. About Erika. Erika Lee is the granddaughter of Chinese immigrants who entered the United States through both Angel Island and Ellis Island. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she graduated from Tufts University and received her PhD .

    Two Faces of Exclusion allows us to better understand the complicated political history of this important era and the complicated politics of immigration in general."--Erika Lee, author of The Making of Asian America: A History. The fascinating story of the rise of Asian Americans as a politically and socially influential racial group. This groundbreaking book is about 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 by:


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The Making of Asian America shares strong similarities with other broad inclusive Asian-American histories, most obviously Ronald Takaki's Strangers From a Different Shore, first published in Lee's book doesn't radically depart from its predecessors so much as provide a useful and important upgrade by broadening the scope and, at times, deepening the Cited by: The Making of Asian America The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on the subject.

In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States/5. The making and remaking of Asian America is the story of these global journeys and histories. This book digs deep into the historical record with sources like the first world atlas (printed in ), newspaper accounts, and long-forgotten immigrant autobiographies/5(57).

Published fifty years after the passage of the United States’ Immigration and Nationality Act ofthese “powerful Asian American stories are inspiring, and Lee herself does them justice in a book that is long overdue” (Los Angeles Times).

But more than that, The Making of Asian America is an “epic and eye-opening” Released on: Aug   The Making of Asian America shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life, from sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the to the Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.

Over the past fifty years, a new Asian America has emerged out of Brand: Simon & Schuster. The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present day.

An epic history of global journeys and new beginnings, this book shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American.

THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA A HISTORY by Erika Lee ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 1, A sweeping study of the fastest growing group in the United States that underscores the shameful racist regard white Americans have long held for Asian immigrants. No one’s mind will be changed by Karl’s book, but it’s a valuable report from the scene.

- Roger Daniels, author of Coming to America and Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History, University of Cincinnati "A stunning achievement, The Making of Asian America establishes the centrality of Asians to American history, and poses alternatives to US national and immigration histories.

Asians, this remarkable text reveals, transformed the face of America. Lee’s narrative concludes by emphasizing how the racist treatment of Asian Americans, symbolized in things like exclusion laws, internment camps, hate crimes and racial profiling, have led to the.

The Making of Asian America shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life, from sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the to the Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.

Chapters Reviews: The making of Asian America: A History Erica Lee in the book The making of Asian America: A History, reviews the challenges that the Asian community has had to undergo despite being among the fastest growing minority in the US. For example, her study documents the Chinese immigrants being traced in the 16th century with most of the Asians.

In that regard, “The Making of Asian America” shares strong similarities with other broad, inclusive Asian-American histories, most obviously Ronald Takaki’s “Strangers From a Different Shore,”. Published fifty years after the passage of the United States’ Immigration and Nationality Act ofthese “powerful Asian American stories are inspiring, and Lee herself does them justice in a book that is long overdue” (Los Angeles Times).

But more than that, The Making of Asian America is an “epic 4/5(3). Asian immigrants and their kids will make up 88% of the increase. “Migration from Latin America, particularly Mexico, has slowed sharply,” study co-author Mark Lopez told The Wall Street Journal.

“Meanwhile, Asian immigration has been steadily rising, especially from China and India.”. The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in. The Making of Asian America shares strong similarities with other broad inclusive Asian-American histories, most obviously Ronald Takaki's Strangers From a Different Shore, first published in Lee's book doesn't radically depart from its predecessors so much as provide a useful and important upgrade by broadening the scope and, at times, deepening the investigations.

Simon & Schuster, Nonfiction. A recurring theme in Erika Lee’s new book “The Making of Asian America: A History” is the humiliations of immigrant life — the “collective burden” of people who have. According to Erika Lee’s “The Making of Asian America,” published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality.

The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day.

An epic history of global journeys and new beginnings, this book shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and /5().

The Making of Asian America shares strong similarities with other broad inclusive Asian-American histories, most obviously Ronald Takaki's Strangers From a Different Shore, first published in Lee's book doesn't radically depart from its predecessors so much as provide a useful and important upgrade by broadening the scope and, at times, deepening the.

Any book about Asian-Americans as a group has to juggle a lot of contradictions. Asian-Americans make up only 6 percent of the U.S. population, but they are the fastest-growing group in America.

The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day. An epic history of global journeys and new beginnings, this book shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life.

How Asian-Americans Have Redefined What It Means To Be American Steve Inskeep talks to historian Erika Lee about her new book, The Making of Asian America: A .