A Matter of Faith Essay & Project Ideas

Peter Bacho
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1. The "bachelor uncles" in "A Matter of Faith" are based on real-life Filipino men who came to the United States to make better lives for themselves and their relations and who had to forgo marriage. Who were these men? Where did they come from? What did they hope to do? What did they accomplish?

Why would Bacho feel particularly indebted to them?

2. Filipino Americans are one of the largest Asian ethnic groups in the United States. Where do they live? What have they accomplished?

3. The federal government and some state governments passed laws restricting the immigration of Asians and limiting their right to jobs and even their right to marry whom they chose. What were these laws? Who wrote them? Why did they become law? Who supported them?

How were they enforced? How did they affect Filipino Americans in particular...

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