The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History brings together 27 essays that engage the state of the field with historiographically informed but creative approaches to this diverse and vibrant area. The chapters trace Asian American history from the beginning of the migration flows toward the Pacific Islands and the American continent to Japanese American incarceration and Asian American participation in World War II, from the experience of exclusion,
violence, and racism to the social and political activism of the late twentieth century. The authors explore many of the key aspects of the Asian American experience, including politics, economy, intellectual life, the arts, education, religion, labor, gender, family, urban development, and legal
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David K. Yoo is Professor of Asian American Studies and Director of the Asian American Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written and edited several books, including Contentious Spirits: Religion in Korean American History, 1903-1945 and Growing Up Nisei: Race, Generation, and Culture Among Japanese Americans of California, 1924-1949.
Eiichiro Azuma is Alan Charles Kors Endowed Term Associate Professor of History and Director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America.
For high school history teachers seeking resources to bulk up their background in a still-underrepresented aspect of the US past, as well as for professors preparing for graduate seminars in US social and cultural history, this handbook should prove illuminating...Unfortunately, too much of the way history is taught in the US marginalizes Asian American experiences, but hopefully this handbook will offer a corrective...Essential. * CHOICE *
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