Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans - Chapter 11, pgs. 406-432 Summary & Analysis

Ronald Takaki
This Study Guide consists of approximately 20 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Strangers from a Different Shore.
This section contains 352 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Study Guide

Chapter 11, pgs. 406-432 Summary and Analysis

World War II resulted in more diversity in American society and a lessening in the attitude of white superiority. After the war, more Japanese registered to vote and they became the largest ethnic voting block in Hawaii. Workers gained the right to collective bargaining.

On the mainland, discriminating laws were struck. In 1952, the McCarran-Watter Act was passed. This did away with the racial restrictions of the 1790 law and made the Japanese equal to all other immigrants.

The Chinese communists took control of mainland China in 1949 and the Kuomintang of Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan. This caused a splintering of the Chinese in the Untied States. The Chinese Six Companies supported the Kuomintang. There were confrontations between the two groups. Thousands of Chinese were investigated for subversive activities.

The 1948 Displaced Persons Act and the 1953 Refugee Relief Act allowed...

(read more from the Chapter 11, pgs. 406-432 Summary)

This section contains 352 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.