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Chinese America The Untold Story of America's Oldest New Community

ISBN-10: 1595581197

ISBN-13: 9781595581198

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Kwong, Dusanka Miscevic

List price: $21.95
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A magisterial history of the Chinese experience in America, hailed by Howard Zinn as "a wonderful book" that "fills an enormous gap in our history." Described by the Washington Post Book World upon its initial release as "shocking, depressing but ultimately uplifting," Chinese America is award-winning author Peter Kwong and Dusanka Miscevic's definitive portrait of one of the oldest immigrant groups and fastest-growing communities in the United States. Drawing on years of original research and firsthand reporting across the United States and Asia, it charts 150 years of American history from the Chinese frontiersmen of the Wild West to the high-tech transnationals of today's booming Chinese American "ethnoburbs." Kwong and Miscevic apply new thinking to an immigrant story too often told as a simple tale of triumph over adversity. This paradigm-shifting book gives us an entirely original and fresh examination of the new immigrant communities that are transforming present-day America. Chinese America offers a new picture of America's development and the complex connections between immigration, globalization, and foreign policy that exist within our history. Twenty-seven b/w photographs.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.562

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Chinese Encounter America (1840-1882)
Pioneers
The World They Left Behind
The China Trade and the Trade in Chinese Labor
Race
Labor
The World of Chinese Immigrants
The Anti-Chinese Movement
The Transnational Ghetto: Life During the Exclusion Era (1882-1945)
White Dominance at Home and Abroad
Anglo-Conformity
The Chinese Build Their Community
In Search of Respect
American-Born Aliens
Inroads to American Politics
The Cold War Shapes Chinese America (1946-1965)
A Window of Opportunity
Cold War and the Chinese American Community
Chinese Professionals Wanted!
American-Born Achievers
From Civil Rights to Identity Politics (1965-1980s)
The Rise of Asian America
Struggle for Identity
Radicals and Reformers
Culture Wars
Contemporary Chinese America
The Rise and Fall of Chinatowns
Into the Suburbs
Chinese American Transnationals
Ethnoburbs
A Culture of Growing Self-Confidence
The Limits of the Civil Rights Agenda
Suburban and Symbolic Politics
The Middle Class Enters the Fray
The Money Trail
The China / Chinese American Tangle
Postscript: Chinese America in the Twenty-first Century
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index