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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- Author : Albin Kowalewski
- Publisher : U.S. Government Printing Office
- Release Date : 2017
- Genre : Asian American legislators
- Pages : 617
- ISBN : 0160940400
- Author : Donna L. Gilton
- Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Release Date : 2020
- Genre : American literature
- Pages : 408
- ISBN : 9781538138410
"This second edition of Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States describes the history and characteristics of ethnic and multicultural children's literature in the U.S. and elsewhere, elaborating on people, businesses, and organizations that create, disseminate, promote, critique, and collect these materials"--
"On February 15, 2019, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency at America's southern border. He depicted a dire crisis, with criminals and drugs flowing unchecked into the country, unlawful border crossers overwhelming enforcement capacity, and dangerous immigrants disappearing into the nation's interior after being released from detention. With his presidential proclamation, he ordered the military to assist in hardening the border, and he declared his intent to re-direct billions of dollars to build the wall he had promised since he first announced his candidacy. In a striking rebuke, Congress voted to overturn the President's declaration of emergency. Never before had Congress rejected a president's proclamation under the National Emergencies Act. Some members decried the President's move as an unlawful usurpation of Congress's power of the purse. Congress had just rejected the administration's request for funds to build a border wall. In trying nonetheless to re-allocate military funding to the project, critics contended, the President displayed contempt for Congress's constitutional authority to appropriate federal dollars. Many representatives argued further that the President had manufactured the crisis, emphasizing that adding an exceedingly expensive wall to already ample enforcement would not address the real problems at the border. Illegal crossings, they noted, had been declining for over a decade and were at historic lows during the President's first two years in office. The types of migrants now arriving at the border presented urgent legal and policy concerns, but not the threat the President imagined. They were families fleeing violence in Central America. They often sought out border patrol agents at ports of entry in order to request asylum, rather than cross through the desert to evade apprehension. A new wall would not stop them. President Trump promptly issued the very first veto of his administration and attempted to press forward
This fifth edition of Joel Spring's The American School, 1642-2000 provides a comprehensive, up-to-date history of American education in Spring's signature style, stimulating critical thought, and analysis. Spring offers alternative interpretations of each historical period with an emphasis on the role of multiculturalism, racism, and economic issues in shaping our schools throughout U.S. history, as well as on the role of schools as one of many institutions that manage the distribution of ideas in American society.
This text is a concise history of Anglo American racism and school policies affecting dominated groups in the United States. It focuses on the educational, legal, and social construction of race and racism, and on educational practices related to deculturalization, segregation, and the civil rights movement. Spring emphasizes issues of power and control in schools and shows how the dominant Anglo class has stripped away the culture of minority peoples in the U.S. and replaced it with the dominant culture. In the process, he gives voice to the often-overlooked perspectives of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and Native Americans. An understanding of these historical perspectives and how they impact current conditions and policies is critical to teachers’ success or failure in today’s diverse classrooms. Very brief and affordable, Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality is an ideal supplement for Introduction/Foundations of Education, Multicultural Education, or any course that seeks to expand student notions of what U.S. education has been and can be.
Reviews the reasons why the Japanese immigrated to America, discussing the discrimination they experienced, their internment during World War II, the communities they formed, and their contributions to American culture.
This book examines the contemporary history, culture, and social relationships that form the fundamental issues confronted by Asians in America today. Comprehensive, yet concise, it focuses on a broad range of issues, and features a unique comparative approach that analyzes how race, class, and gender intersect throughout the contemporary Asian American experience. Chapter topics cover the history of Asians in America; emerging communities, changing realities; Asian Americans and educational opportunity; workplace issues; anti-Asian violence; Asian Americans and the media; Asian American families and identities; and political empowerment. For anyone interested in an understanding and awareness beyond the simplistic stereotype of the “model minority”—through the exposure to important concerns of Asian American groups and communities.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Greenwood
- Release Date : 1992
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 1280
- ISBN : 0897746783
A collection of readings that offers an integrated and comparative examination of contemporary American constructions of race, sex, social class and sexual orientation. Instead of focusing on victimization and oppression, the book covers the positive aspects of being a member of a particular group.
- Author : Philip Sheldon Foner
- Publisher : Praeger
- Release Date : 1993
- Genre : Political Science
- Pages : 311
- ISBN : UOM:39015058018915
Drawing from a broad range of articles, speeches, pamphlets, sermons, debates, laws, and resolutions, this documentary collection focuses on support for the rights of Japanese and Chinese immigrants and their descendants in the United States. The book traces a 130-year period, culminating with the governmental redress for survivors of the Japanese evacuation and internment of World War II. Illustrating the scope and types of American dissent against anti-Asian thought, the volume highlights expressions from the clergy, the labor movement, the abolitionists, and figures such as Wendell Phillips, Charles Sumner, Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain, John Stuart Mill, and Carey McWilliams. Citing material never before published, it demonstrates Black support for Asian rights and the consistency of the IWW's solidarity with Chinese and Japanese-American workers. It is also the first work to treat seriously clergymen's efforts against anti-Asian discrimination.
Exploring the multifaceted Chinese experience in New York City, Xinyang Wang persuasively illustrates that economic forces more than racism influenced immigrantsAI life decisions. Wang argues that rather than being passive victims, Chinese were economic actors making rational choices for survival. Wang shows why, in the first half of the century, Chinese continued to live in white neighborhoods despite severe discrimination, why they retained their group loyalties even at the expense of fighting discrimination, and why they chose not to join the established labor movement. The author traces the rise of an enclave economy in the 1950s, which led more Chinese to take up residence in Chinatown, loosen the bonds of regional and kinship networks, and unionize. Erasing long-standing stereotypes, this innovative study brings the Chinese American experience into mainstream immigrant history.
A broad range of perspectives on race is included in a collection of essays by such writers as Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, Frank Chin, and others who argue that the image of a black-white conflict is obsolete
The Origins and Trajectory of Asian American Political Activism in the San Francisco Bay Area 1968 1978
- Author : Harvey C. Dong
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2002
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 500
- ISBN : UCAL:C3490038
Discusses the reasons for emigration from China to mainland United States and Hawaii as well as the social and economic problems experienced by the Chinese Americans.