Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Setting & Symbolism

Ronald Takaki
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Palolo Valley

Palolo Valley is on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, where the author grew up.

Hawaii

Hawaii is the site of many plantations which imported Asian workers to meet their labor demands.

Chinatown

Chinatown in San Francisco was built in the 1850s and was a place where the Chinese lived according to their customs and culture.

Stockton, California

Stockton is a California City east of San Francisco where most Filipinos gathered after arriving in California.

Angel Island

Angel Island is an immigration station located in San Francisco Bay.

Heart Mountain

Heart Mountain was an internment camp for Japanese in World War II.

Monterey Park

Monterey Park, California, is the first suburban Chinatown to be established in the United States.

New York City

New York, New York is the most populous city in the United States and is home to many Asian immigrants.

San Francisco

San Francisco...

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