Asian American Children: A Historical Handbook and Guide (Google eBook)

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Benson Tong
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 268 pages
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"Asian immigrants and citizens have a long history in the United States. Asian American Children: A Historical Handbook and Guide provides insights into the diverse experience of these children and their families, from their first appearance in the country to the present. Essays review topics such as identity, family structures, labor, gender, and class. Selected primary documents review such topics as racial quotas, biculturalism, and refugees. Using essays and documents, this is the first work to cover the historical and the contemporary experience of these children from a multiplicity of views." "Beginning c. 1850, this work relates the experiences and context in which diverse groups of Asian American children lived their lives. The words of children, included in the primary documents, provide a vivid narrative of immigrant life over the past 150 years. While the lives of children were generally included in historical narratives of the country, a focus specifically on children allows the reader to more fully understand the central place of family in the economic and social development of a nation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Contents

Invisible Historical Players Uncovering the Meanings and Experiences of Children in Early Asian American History
25
The Convergence of the Twain Representations of Asians in St Nicholas Magazine 18881910
47
Growing Up in Hop Alley Chinese American Youth in St Louis During the Early Twentieth Century
65
Race Generation and Culture Among Japanese American Children and Adolescents During the Internment Era
83
Gender Family and Community Cultural Reconstruction Among Teenage Laotian Girls in Northern California
101
Ensuring Upward Mobility Obligations of Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs
123
Transnationalism Among SecondGeneration Asian Indians
137
Documents
147
Life History of J Lim
189
Interview with Thomas W Chinn
193
Buddhism in the United States
197
Autobiography of Wayne Hung Wong
201
My Viewpoint of the Evacuation
207
The War Stamps or Bond That You Bought Today
209
Education Section Final Report 1945
211
Stanley Hayamis Diary
215

First Experiences in America
149
Immigration Interview Transcripts 1919
153
An Agreement to Assist a Young Girl Named Loi Yau
159
Ah Quins Diary
161
The Curious Case of AhTop A Chinese Legend
165
The Children of Chinatown in San Francisco
167
Quiet Odyssey
171
A Native Filipinos Impressions of America
175
Juan The Story of a Filipino Boy
177
Gong Lum et al v Rice et al 1927
181
My Contact with Orientals
185
Interview with Miss Chiyo Otera
187
Letter from Ontario Oregon 1944
219
The Homeless Asian American
221
Interview with Soukanthone Aly Vonckamchanch
225
Petition for Immigration of Amerasian Children
229
Letter to US Congress from Amerasian Youth
231
Life History Interview Niloufer Aziz
233
When Being Best Isnt Good Enough Why Yatpang Au Wont Be Going to Berkeley
237
Everybody Seemed to Be Either White or Black or a Full Race
241
Bibliography
245
Index
263
About the Editor and Contributors
267
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BENSON TONG is Assistant Professor of History at Wichita State University and the author of several books on Asian Americans and Native Americans.

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