Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Ronald Takaki
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Chapter 1, pgs. 3-20

• Chapter 1, pg 3-20

• The author grew up in Oahu, Hawaii.

• Asians are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in America.

• Asian growth rate surpassed those of Hispanics in 1970-1980.

• There were two waves of Asian immigration: the first ended with the Immigration Act of 1924 and the second began with the Immigration Act of 1965.

• During World War II, Japanese Americans were held in internment camps.

Chapter 2, pg. 21-53

• Chapter 2, pg. 21-53

• William Hoper opened his sugar business in 1835.

• He began to employ Chinese immigrants and found them to be better workers.

• Aaron H. Palmer called for the use of Chinese laborers to build the railroads.

• When employers became too dependent on one set of immigrants, they would change to another group. This kept any one block from becoming powerful.

• In the 1860s, there were labor shortages. Asian workers were brought in to meet the demands...

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