Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans - Chapter 9, pgs. 315-356 Summary & Analysis

Ronald Takaki
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Chapter 9, pgs. 315-356 Summary and Analysis

The Filipinos came from an American territory and were considered American nationals even though they did not qualify for citizenship. Their migration began after 1910 and they settled in all parts of the country. Unlike their counterparts in Hawaii, they faced racial discrimination. Many tried to be as American as they could but found they were still not accepted and were treated as strangers.

Most Filipinos arrived in San Francisco and went to Stockton to find jobs. Many eventually found work in service jobs, like bellboys or busboys. These were the only jobs open to them. Some went to Alaska to work in the fishing industry. Others found jobs as agricultural workers. It was hard work for low wages and they lived in very poor conditions.

The planters found the Filipinos difficult to work with. There were frequent...

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