Book , Print in English

Asian America : a primary source reader

edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, K. Scott Wong, Jason Oliver Chang.
  • New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2017
  • xii, 321 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Subjects
Genre
  • History.
  • History.
Summary
  • "An essential volume for the growing academic discipline of Asian American studies, this collection of core primary texts draws from a wide range of fields, from law to visual culture to politics, and covers key historical and cultural developments, enabling students to engage directly with the Asian American experience over the past century. The primary sources, organized around keywords, concern multiple geographies and sociopolitical movements, making this compendium valuable for a wide range of historical, ethnic, and cultural study undergraduate programs." -- Publisher's description
Contents
  • Asian American history : an introduction / K. Scott Wong, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, and Jason Oliver Chang (with Quan Tran)
  • Part I. Immigration, migration, and citizenship
  • The Naturalization Act of 1790
  • Saint Malo : a Lacustrine village in Louisiana / Patrick Lafcadio Hearn
  • People v. Hall (1854)
  • Joining the tracks for the First Transcontinental Railway, Promontory, Utah Territory, 1869
  • Anti-Chinese immigration and naturalization laws
  • The Page Act of 1875
  • In re Ah Yup (1878)
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
  • The Scott Act of 1888
  • The Geary Act of 1892
  • United States v. Wong Kim Ark (1898)
  • The 1902 Scott Act
  • Gentlemen's agreement of 1907
  • Immigration Act of 1917 (Barred Zone Act)
  • Takao Ozawa v. United States (1922)
  • United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind (1923)
  • The Johnson-Reed Immigration Act (1924)
  • The Philippine Independence Act (Tydings-McDuffie Act) (1934)
  • The Magnuson Act (1943)
  • The 1945 War Bride Act
  • The McCarran-Walter Act (1952)
  • The Hart-Celler Act (1965)
  • The Indochina Migration and Refugee and Assistance Act (1975)
  • The Refugee Act of 1980
  • Statement on signing the American Competiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act (2000)
  • Cambodian-Americans confronting deportation / Olesia Plokhii and Tom Mashberg --
  • Part II. War and imperialism
  • "Benevolent Assimilation" Proclamation (1898)
  • Queen Liliuokalani's letter of protest
  • Japanese on the West Coast / C.B. Munson
  • Memorandum on C.B. Munson's report "Japanese on the West Coast" / John Franklin Carter
  • How to spot a Jap / Department of the U.S. Army
  • Anti-Japan war posters
  • Executive Order No. 9066 (1942)
  • A Declaration of Policy of the Japanese American Citizens League (1942)
  • Internment photographs / Dorothea Lange
  • Leave Clearance interview questions (1943)
  • Statement of United States Citizen of Japanese Ancestry (1943)
  • Korematsu v. United States (1944)
  • No-No boy (1957) / John Okada
  • Speech on the Far East (1950) / Dean Acheson
  • Address on the situation in Korea (1950) / Harry S. Truman
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964)
  • My Lai Massacre : court testimony
  • Vietnam War images
  • General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon (1968) / Eddie Adams
  • The terror or war (1972) / Nick Ut (Huynh Cong Ut)
  • Fall of Saigon (1975) / Hubert Van Es
  • Vietnamese refugees arrive at Camp Pendleton (1975) / Don Barletti
  • "1.5-Generation" Southeast Asian American writers
  • Bryan Thao Worra
  • Bao Phi
  • Anida Yoeu Ali
  • Brief of Amicus Curiae Fred Korematsu (2003) --
  • Part III. Race, rights, and representation
  • Chang and Eng advertisements
  • Roughing it / Mark Twain
  • "The Chinese Question" and political cartoons
  • Rough on rats
  • Rock Springs Massacre (1885)
  • Some reasons for Chinese exclusion : meat vs. rice / American Federation of Labor
  • "La Mestización" cartoon
  • Four bids for canal labor (1906) / New York Times
  • The unparalleled invasion (1910) / Jack London
  • In the land of the free (1909) / Sui Sin Far
  • Japs keep moving : this is a white man's neighborhood (ca. 1920)
  • Watsonville Riots (1930) / Los Angeles Times
  • Be American / Carlos Bulosan
  • Success story of one minority group in U.S. / U.S. News and World Report
  • The basis of Black Power / Stokely Carmichael
  • The emergence of Yellow Power in America / Amy Uyematsu
  • San Francisco State College Strike (1968-1969)
  • Interview with Yuri Kochiyama (2006)
  • The Civil Liberties Act of 1988
  • Japanese Latin Americans to receive compensation for internment during World War II / Department of Justice
  • U.A.W. says : if you sell in America, build in America (1981)
  • The wheel of justice : the killing of Vincent Chin and the death of the Motor City / Frank H. Wu
  • Korean American businessman recalls L.A. riots / Theresa Walker
  • Battle hymn of the Tiger Mother (interview with Amy Chua)
  • Asian-American dilemma : good news is bad news / Eric Liu
  • Abercrombie & Glitch : Asian Americans rip retailer for stereotypes on t-shirts / Jenny Strasburg.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780300195446
  • 0300195443
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2016943220
  • OCLC: 959871081
  • OCLC: 959871081