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Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Summary
Ronald Takaki

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Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Summary

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Strangers From a Different Shore, by Ronald Takaki, is a study of Asian Americans. The book concentrates on Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and Indian immigrants, although other Asian immigrants are also discussed. Most came to America and Hawaii with hopes and dreams of a better life. Many did not find it.

Asian immigration began because of the need for labor. In Hawaii there was an need for plantation workers, and the growers began to import Chinese workers. Many of the Chinese signed labor contracts in China that provided for passage and the terms of their employment. They left their families behind and worked long and hard hours in the fields. They lived in crowded conditions.

Eventually, workers were recruited from other occupations and this led to conflict between the groups. The planters intentionally played one group against the other so they couldn't write and act as one labor group...

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