Politics and society in twentieth century America : Asian Americans and the origins of the model minority (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Politics and society in twentieth century America : Asian Americans and the origins of the model minority

Author: Ellen D Wu
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the "yellow peril" to "model minorities"--Peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile, and exemplars of traditional family values--in the middle decades of the twentieth century. As Ellen Wu shows, liberals argued for the acceptance of these immigrant communities into the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen D Wu
ISBN: 9780691157825 0691157820
OCLC Number: 868131377
Awards: Winner of Immigration and Ethnic History Society: Theodore Saloutos Book Award 2014
Commended for Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award 2015
Description: xv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments xi Introduction Imperatives of Asian American Citizenship 1 Part I War and the Assimilating Other 11 Chapter 1 Leave Your Zoot Suits Behind 16 Chapter 2 How American Are We? 43 Chapter 3 Nisei in Uniform 72 Chapter 4 America's Chinese 111 Part II Definitively Not-Black 145 Chapter 5 Success Story, Japanese American Style 150 Chapter 6 Chinatown Offers Us a Lesson 181 Chapter 7 The Melting Pot of the Pacific 210 Epilogue Model Minority/Asian American 242 Notes 259 Archival, Primary, and Unpublished Sources 333 Index 341
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Responsibility: Ellen D. Wu.

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Tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the "yellow peril" to "model minorities" - peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated,  Read more...

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