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Angel Island : immigrant gateway to America

Author: Erika Lee; Judy Yung
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco served as the processing and detention center for over one million people from around the world. The majority of newcomers came from China and Japan, but there were also immigrants from India, the Philippines, Korea, Russia, Mexico, and over seventy other countries. The full history of these immigrants and their experiences on Angel Island is  Read more...
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Lee, Erika.
Angel Island.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009054343
(OCoLC)457160535
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Lee; Judy Yung
ISBN: 9780199750559 0199750556 1280594969 9781280594960
OCLC Number: 727647148
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 394 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Preface; A Note on Language and Terminology; Abbreviations; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE GUARDING THE GOLDEN GATE The Life and Business of the Immigration Station; CHAPTER TWO "ONE HUNDRED KINDS OF OPPRESSIVE LAWS" Chinese Immigrants in the Shadow of Exclusion; CHAPTER THREE "AGONY, ANGUISH, AND ANXIETY" Chinese Immigrants in the Shadow of Exclusion; CHAPTER FOUR "OBSTACLES THIS WAY, BLOCKADES THAT WAY" South Asian Immigrants, U.S. Exclusion, and the Gadar Movement. CHAPTER FIVE "A PEOPLE WITHOUT A COUNTRY" Korean Refugee Students and Picture BridesCHAPTER SIX IN SEARCH OF FREEDOM AND OPPORTUNITY Russians and Jews in the Promised Land; CHAPTER SEVEN EL NORTE Mexican Immigrants on Angel Island; CHAPTER EIGHT FROM "U.S. NATIONALS" TO "ALIENS" Filipino Migration and Repatriation through Angel Island; CHAPTER NINE SAVING ANGEL ISLAND; EPILOGUE THE LEGACY OF ANGEL ISLAND; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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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.  Read more...

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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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