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A New History of Asian America is a fresh and up-to-date history of Asians in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on current scholarship, Shelley Lee brings forward the many strands of Asian American history, highlighting the distinctive nature of the Asian American experience while placing the narrative in the context of the major trajectories and turning points of U.S. history. Covering the history of Filipinos, Koreans, Asian Indians, and Southeast Indians as well as Chinese and Japanese, the book gives full attention to the diversity within Asian America. A robust companion website features additional resources for students, including primary documents, a timeline, links, videos, and an image gallery. From the building of the transcontinental railroad to the celebrity of Jeremy Lin, people of Asian descent have been involved in and affected by the history of America. A New History of Asian America gives twenty-first-century students a clear, comprehensive, and contemporary introduction to this vital history.
Shelley Sang-Hee Lee is Associate Professor of Comparative American Studies and History at Oberlin College. She is the author of Claiming the Oriental Gateway: Prewar Seattle and Japanese America.
Introduction Chapter 1: Orientalism before Asian America Chapter 2: The Asian Diaspora in the Pre-Exclusion Years Chapter 3: Making a Living: The Politics and Economics of Work before the 1930s Chapter 4: Social Intimacy and Asian American Communities before World War II Chapter 5: Racism and the Anti-Asian Movements Chapter 6: Response and Resistance Chapter 7: Americanization, Modernity, and thte Second Generation through the 1930s Chapter 8: Asian Americans and the Crucible of World War II Chapter 9: Asian America in the Early Cold War Years Chapter 10: The Vietnam War, Southeast Asians, and the Transformation of Asian America Chapter 11: Politics and Activism in Asian America in the 1960s and 1970s Chapter 12: The Watershed of 1965 and the Remaking of Asian America Chapter 13: Reckonings: Asian America in the Late Twentieth Century Epilogue Bibliography
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