- Author : Professor Department of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
- Publisher : eBookIt.com
- File Size : 45,8 Mb
- Release : 01 November 2012
- ISBN : 9781456611071
- Page : 591 pages
- Rating : 3/5 (1 users)
Summary: Strangers from a Different Shore PDF is a Fantastic History book by Professor Department of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki. It was published by eBookIt.com on 01 November 2012. This Book has 591 pages and Available to download in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Read detail book and summary below and click download button to get book file and read directly from your devices.
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.