Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans - Chapter 2, pgs. 53-78 Summary & Analysis

Ronald Takaki
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Chapter 2, pgs. 53-78 Summary and Analysis

Between 1903 and 1920, more than eight thousand Koreans came to the United States. Many were trying to escape the harsh rule of the Japanese. Some left because there was no work or way for them to survive. Stories of Hawaii made it seem like a paradise to them. The men who were unmarried used agents to select wives from the picture brides. Hawaii represented a better life to them also. The Japanese began to limit Korean immigration so they couldn't compete with Japanese workers.

Most Filipinos came to Hawaii to escape the poverty and hardships of life at home. They would sign labor contracts that included transportation. Indians began arriving in 1907, and they were mostly men who left their families in India. Many were small farmers trying to escape the harsh rules of British colonialism.

The Asians came...

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