Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, Updated and Revised Edition


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Title : Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, Updated and Revised Edition
Author : Ronald Takaki
ISBN : 0316831301

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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 t...



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