Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans

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Penguin Books, 1989 - History - 570 pages
22 Reviews
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  - Leilani - Goodreads

For me this book was much easier to follow than most history books. It is a great intro to the topic, and I wish I had read it much earlier in my life. Read full review

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User Review  - Brian Sperry - Goodreads

Required reading for American History from an Asian-American Perspective class. It was actually pretty good, and often quite insightful. It was hard to keep up with chronologically as the subject tends to jump around by nationality more so than by time. 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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