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Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

Madeline Y. Hsu

January 2017

ISBN: 9780190219765

184 pages
Paperback
175x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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This Very Short Introduction provides a narrative interpretation of key themes that emerge in the history of Asian migrations to North America, highlighting how Asian immigration has shaped the evolution of ideological and legal interpretations of America as a 'nation of immigrants'.

  • Highlights how Asian immigration has shaped the evolution of ideological and legal interpretations of America as a "nation of immigrants."
  • Deals explicitly with the racial repositioning of Asians during the mid-20th century stemming from the retreat from segregation as the dominant racial ideology.
  • Illustrates the shifting of immigration threat to hemispheric migrations.
  • Considers critical themes of contemporary relevance such as immigration policy, socioeconomic inequality of the minorities, refugee policy, integration of immigrants, and international labour markets.

About the Author(s)

Madeline Y. Hsu, Associate Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin

Madeline Y. Hsu has served as director of the Center for Asian American Studies and is currently an Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. Her first monograph, Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration Between the United States and South China, 1882-1943 received the 2002 Association for Asian American Studies History Book Award.

Table of Contents

    1 Empires and Migration
    2 Race and the American Republic
    3 Living in the Margins
    4 Crucibles of War
    5 Immigration and Capitalism