The Making of Asian America: A History

The Making of Asian America

A History

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ISBN10: 1476739404 ISBN13: 9781476739403 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: Sep 1 2015 Pages: 519 Weight: 1.54lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.50" Language: English

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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. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country.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 in the United States: sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the 1500s; indentured “coolies

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