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Alien neighbors, foreign friends : Asian Americans, housing, and the transformation of urban California

Author: Charlotte Brooks
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
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Between the early 1900s and the late 1950s, the attitudes of white Californians toward their Asian American neighbors evolved from outright hostility to relative acceptance. Charlotte Brooks examines this transformation through the lens of California's urban housing markets, arguing that the perceived foreignness of Asian Americans, which initially stranded them in segregated areas, eventually facilitated their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brooks, Charlotte, 1971-
Alien neighbors, foreign friends.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008029629
(OCoLC)233798835
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Brooks
ISBN: 9780226075990 0226075990
OCLC Number: 435437942
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 329 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Chinatown, San Francisco: the first segregated neighborhood in America --
Los Angeles: America's "white spot" --
The New Deal's third track: Asian American citizenship and public housing in depression-era Los Angeles --
"Housing seems to be the problem": Asian Americans and New Deal housing programs in San Francisco --
The subdivision and the war: from Jefferson park to internment --
"Glorified and mounted on a pedestal": San Francisco Chinatown at war --
Becoming equally unequal: the fight for property and housing rights in postwar California --
"The orientals whose friendship is so important": Asian Americans and the values of property in Cold War California.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Charlotte Brooks.

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Between the early 1900s and the late 1950s, the attitudes of white Californians toward their Asian American neighbors evolved from outright hostility to relative acceptance. This title examines this  Read more...

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