President grover cleveland, hoping that china’s 400, 000 subjects would buy the United States out of its economic crisis, persuaded China to abandon the overseas Chinese in return for a trade treaty. Drawing on years of groundbreaking research, beginning in 1848, Jean Pfaelzer reveals how, lawless citizens and duplicitous politicians purged dozens of communities of thousands of Chinese residents–and how the victims bravely fought back.
Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans #ad - A new york times notable bookthe brutal and systematic “ethnic cleansing” of Chinese Americans in California and the Pacific Northwest in the second half of the nineteenth century is a shocking–and virtually unexplored–chapter of American history. Driven out unearths this forgotten episode in our nation’s past.
In driven out, jean pfaelzer sheds a harsh light on America’s past. From the port of seattle to the mining towns in california’s Siskiyou Mountains to “Nigger Alley” in Los Angeles, the first Chinese Americans were hanged, purged, and banished. Quen hing tong, a merchant, sought an injunction against the city of San Jose in an important precursor to today’s suits against racial profiling and police brutality.
Fred bee, a creator of the pony Express, became the Chinese consul and one of the few attorneys willing to defend the Chinese.
American Chica: Two Worlds, One ChildhoodThe Dial Press #ad - But only when she immigrated with her family to the United States did she come to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. In these rich terrains resides a colorful cast of family members who bring Arana’s historia to life. Her proud grandfather who one day simply stopped coming down the stairs; her dazzling grandmother, “clicking through the house as if she were making her way onstage.
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The Chinese in America: A Narrative HistoryPenguin Books #ad - She chronicles the many accomplishments in america of chinese immigrants and their descendents: building the infrastructure of their adopted country, walking the racial tightrope between black and white, fighting racist and exclusionary laws, expanding the literary canon, contributing to major scientific and technological advances, and influencing the way we think about racial and ethnic groups.
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Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000 Justice, Power, and PoliticsThe University of North Carolina Press #ad - For many puerto ricans and dominicans, there was no "American Dream" awaiting them in Lawrence; instead, Latinos struggled to build lives for themselves in the ruins of industrial America. Cities and imperial migration from Latin America. Facing hostility from their neighbors, and limited job prospects, inadequate city services, exclusion from local governance, Latinos fought and organized for the right to make a home in the city.
The arrival of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the late twentieth century brought new life to the struggling city, but settling in Lawrence was fraught with challenges. Intervention in latin america, joblessness, poor and working-class Latinos then had to reckon with the segregation, disinvestment, and profound stigma that plagued U.
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This Land Was Mexican Once: Histories of Resistance from Northern California Chicana Matters SeriesUniversity of Texas Press #ad - So while history, in heidenreich's words, may be "the stuff of nation-building, " it can also be "the stuff of resistance. Chapters are interspersed with "source breaks"—raw primary sources that speak for themselves and interrupt the linear, Euro-American telling of Napa's history. Latinos, for instance, have populated the American West for centuries, and are still shaping its future.
Such an inclusive approach inherently acknowledges the connections Napa's peoples have to the rest of the region, for the linear history that marginalizes minorities is not unique to Napa. In "this land was mexican once, textured local history with important implications for the larger American West, " Linda Heidenreich excavates Napa's subaltern voices and histories to tell a complex, as well.
This Land Was Mexican Once: Histories of Resistance from Northern California Chicana Matters Series #ad - Heidenreich is part of a new generation of scholars who are challenging not only the old, Euro-American depiction of California, but also the linear method of historical storytelling—a method that inevitably favors the last man writing. The deepest roots belong to wappo-speaking peoples, Chinese immigrants, Californios today's Latinos, African Americans, a group whose history has since been buried by the stories of Spanish colonizers, and Euro Americans.
She first maps the overlapping histories that comprise Napa's past, then examines how the current version came to dominate—or even erase—earlier events. In the end, "this land was mexican Once" is more than the story of Napa, it is a multidimensional model for reflecting a multicultural past. Napa's history clearly is one of co-existence; yet, its schoolbooks tell a linear story that climaxes with the arrival of Euro Americans.
They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold RushUniversity of Oklahoma Press #ad - Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history. Choice"one of the best and most comprehensive accounts of gold rush life to date"ˆ–San Francisco Chronicle. Generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy’s book debunks that myth. The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, the mythical, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California.
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Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English Fourth EditionRiverhead Books #ad - Then there's the use of "taller than me" in simple comparisons, instead of the ramrod-stiff "taller than I. May" and "might, " abbreviations that use periods and those that don't, " "use to" and "used to, and the evolving definition of "unique" are all explained here by O'Conner. For example, " "them, the once-shunned "they, " and "their" for an unknown somebody is now acceptable.
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The Human Tradition in California The Human Tradition in America Book 14Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Dr. These brief biographies show how individual people and communities have influenced the broad social, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped California history from the pre-mission period through the late-twentieth century. With a land mass one and half times larger than the United Kingdom, a population of more than thirty million, and an economy that would rank sixth among world nations, the history of the state of California demands a closer look.
The human tradition in california captures the region's rich history and diversity, taking readers into the daily lives of ordinary Californians at key moments in time. About the editors Clark Davis has written extensively about California and its colorful history. David igler is a long-time historian of California history and culture.
The Human Tradition in California The Human Tradition in America Book 14 #ad - . His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Pacific Historical Review. He has presented for the western historical Association, the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, and the California Studies Association. He is a professor of history at California State University, Fullerton.
Igler is professor of history at the University of Utah. In personalizing california's history, this engaging new book brings the Golden State to life.
Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto Asian American History & CultuTemple University Press #ad - Eric tang tells the harrowing and inspiring stories of these refugees to make sense of how and why the displaced migrants have been resettled in the “hyperghetto. He argues that refuge is never found, that rescue discourses mask a more profound urban reality characterized by racialized geographic enclosure, economic displacement and unrelenting poverty, and the criminalization of daily life.
Unsettled views the hyperghetto as a site of extreme isolation, punishment, and confinement. Unsettled chronicles the unfinished odyssey of Bronx Cambodians, closely following one woman and her family for several years as they survive yet resist their literal insertion into concentrated Bronx poverty. After surviving the khmer rouge genocide, as many as 10, followed by years of confinement to international refugee camps, 000 Southeast Asian refugees arrived in the Bronx during the 1980s and ‘90s.
Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto Asian American History & Cultu #ad - The refugees remain captives in late-capitalist urban America. Tang ultimately asks: what does it mean for these Cambodians to resettle into this distinct time and space of slavery’s afterlife? .