Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Topics for Discussion

Ronald Takaki
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Why did America and Hawaii want Asian workers in the latter part of the nineteenth century? What were the policies regarding wives and children?

What was the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882? What was the purpose of this law?

What kinds of employment did the Chinese seek? What kind of communities did they establish?

What kinds of communities did the Japanese establish?

How did World War II affect Asian immigrants? What was the effect on Asians living in America?

How did the Vietnam War affect the pattern of Asian immigration?

What is the general status of the different Asian groups in America in comparison to the norm?

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