Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans

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Penguin Books, 1989 - History - 570 pages
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In an extraordinary blend of eloquent narrative history, vivid personal recollection, and oral testimony, Ronald Takaki relates the diverse 150-year history of Asian Americans. Through richly detailed vignettes--by turns bitter, funny, and inspiring--he offers a stunning panorama of a neglected part of Americanhistory. 16 pages of photographs.

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Review: Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans

User Review  - Selena - Goodreads

Great book with lots of tidbits I never knew. Also great for finding other resources. Read full review

Review: Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans

User Review  - Kiki Unhinged - Goodreads

If you like reading personal accounts of Asian immigrant experiences this book is for you. I found it to be too much fluff making it longer than necessary and more tedious to read. However, it was also quite eye-opening. Read full review

Contents

EXTRAVAGANCE
19
STRANGERS
73
The Settling of japanese America
179
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Ronald Takaki is a Fellow of the Society of American Historians & a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include "Strangers from a Different Shore" & "A Different Mirror" &, most recently, "A Larger Memory".

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