Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans - Chapter 7, pgs. 270-293 Summary & Analysis

Ronald Takaki
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Chapter 7, pgs. 270-293 Summary and Analysis

After the earthquake of 1906, many Koreans migrated to America. Most settled in California, but some settled in other areas. They were too few in number to establish their own communities. They were forced to live in black towns or Mexican towns. The Koreans faced the same discrimination as other Asians did and had to compete with other Asians for jobs.

Many Koreans worked in agricultural fields, and most Koreans were more accepted by white society than their Asian counterparts. The Koreans were deeply tied to the movement for Korean independence. They were opposed to Japanese colonialism in Korea. As a result, there were frequent clashes with the Japanese in America.

Second generation Koreans did not share in the Korean nationalism of their parents. They did not share in the enthusiasm for the Korean culture. The second generation...

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