eBook 25 Events That Shaped Asian American History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic, 1st Edition

  • Lan Dong
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  • ISBN-10: 1440860890
  • ISBN-13: 9781440860898
  • DDC: 973
  • 471 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Asian Americans have made significant contributions to American history, society, and culture. This book presents key events in the Asian American experience through 25 well-developed, accessible essays; detailed timelines; biographies of notable figures; excerpts of primary source documents; and sidebars and images that provide narrative and visual information on high-interest topics. Arranged chronologically, the 25 essays showcase the ways in which Asian Americans have contributed to U.S. history and culture and bear witness to their struggles, activism, and accomplishments. The book offers a unique look at the Asian American experience, from the California Gold Rush in the mid-nineteenth century to the 2017 travel ban. Highlighting events with national and international significance, such as the Central Pacific Railroad Construction, Korean War, and 9/11, it documents the Asian American experience and demonstrates Asian Americans' impact on American life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Early Immigration and Development.
1: California Gold Rush, 1848–1855.
2: People v. Hall, 1854.
3: Central Pacific Railroad Recruits Chinese Workers, 1865.
4: The Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882.
5: Hawaii Becomes a U.S. Territory, 1898.
Citizenship and Community Building.
6: United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 1898.
7: Gentlemen's Agreement between the United States and Japan, 1907.
8: Angel Island Opens in San Francisco Bay, 1910.
9: The First Sikh Gurdwara in the United States Established in Stockton, California, 1912.
10: The Webb-Haney Act Passed by California State Legislature, 1913.
Conflicts and Politics.
11: United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind, 1923.
12: Gong Lum v. Rice, 1927.
13: Japanese American Internment, 1942–1946.
14: The Luce-Celler Act, 1946.
15: Korean War, 1950–1953.
Activism and the Post-1965 Era.
16: Daniel K. Inouye, First Asian American U.S. Senator, 1962.
17: The Delano Grape Strike and Boycott, 1965–1970.
18: Vietnam War and Refugee Migration from Southeast Asia, 1965–1975.
19: The Immigration and Nationality Act, 1965.
20: The First Asian American Studies Program Established at San Francisco State College, 1969.
Heritage and Legacy.
21: Lau v. Nichols, 1974.
22: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week Established, 1978.
23: The Murder of Vincent Chin, 1982.
24: The Los Angeles Riots, 1992.
25: 9/11 and Islamophobia, 2001–2018.
Bibliography of Recommended Resources.
About the Editor and Contributors.