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Angel Island : immigrant gateway to America

Author: Erika Lee; Judy Yung
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this landmark book, historians Erika Lee and Judy Yung (both descendants of immigrants detained on the island) provide the first comprehensive history of the Angel Island Immigration Station.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Lee; Judy Yung
ISBN: 9780199734085 0199734089
OCLC Number: 636906724
Description: pages cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Foreword --
Preface --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. A "Half-Open Door to America": Guarding the Golden Gate --
Chapter 2. "One Hundred Kinds of Oppressive Laws": Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island --
Chapter 3. "Agony, Anguish, and Anxiety": Japanese Immigrants on Angel Island --
Chapter 4. "The Hindu Invasion": South Asian Immigrants on Angel Island --
Chapter 5. "A Man without a Country": Korean Immigrants on Angel Island --
Chapter 6. "Seeking Freedom and a Good Living": Russian Immigrants and Refugees on Angel Island --
Chapter 7. "El Norte": Mexican Immigrants on Angel Island --
Chapter 8. From "U.S. Nationals" to "Aliens Ineligible to Citizenship": Filipino Immigrants on Angel Island --
Chapter 9. Saving Angel Island --
Epilogue. The Legacy of Angel Island --
Notes --
Bibliography --
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Responsibility: Erika Lee, Judy Yung.

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This is a masterpiece and a worthy contribution to a better understanding of the role Angel Island played in American history. Peter Kwong, Hunter College, The American Historical Review The author's Read more...

 
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