Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban California

ISBN-10: 022600418X
ISBN-13: 9780226004181
Edition: 2012
Authors: Charlotte Brooks
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Between the early 1900s and the late 1950s, the attitudes of white Californians toward their Asian American neighbours evolved from outright hostility to relative acceptance. Brooks examines this transformation through the lens of California's urban housing markets.

Charlotte Brooks is associate professor of history at Baruch College, City University of New York. She is the author of Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban California also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Alien Neighbors
Chinatown, San Francisco: The First Segregated Neighborhood in America
Los Angeles: America's "White Spot"
The New Deal's Third Track: Asian American Citizenship and Public Housing in Depression-Era Los Angeles
"Housing Seems to Be the Problem": Asian Americans and New Deal Housing Programs in San Francisco
The Subdivision and the War: From Jefferson Park to Internment
Foreign Friends
"Glorified and Mounted on a Pedestal": San Francisco Chinatown at War
Becoming Equally Unequal: The Fight for Property and Housing Rights in Postwar California
"The Orientals Whose Friendship Is So Important": Asian Americans and the Values of Property in Cold War California
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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