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Published: 18 July 2013

304 Pages | 22 hts


ISBN: 9780199734771

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Garden of the World

Asian Immigrants and the Making of Agriculture in California's Santa Clara Valley

Cecilia M. Tsu

  • Explores the history of overlapping waves of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino immigration.
  • Examines how the participation of Asian immigrants in agriculture challenged, modified, and consolidated the white family farm ideal.
  • Uncovers an intricate world of rural intra-Asian relations characterized by interethnic cooperation and conflict against the omnipresence of white racism.