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Asian Voices

Asia Discovers America

  1. Introduction: Nakahama Manjiro
  2. Establishing Hawaii’s First Sugar Plantation
  3. Working in the Cane Fields
  4. A Poem About Cane Work
  5. A Chinese-American Protest
  6. The First Chinese Newspaper in America
  7. Racism and the Law
  8. California Imposes a Tax on Chinese Laborers
  9. A Chinese Merchant’s Appeal to Congress
  10. Reasons for Migration
  11. Conditions in China
  12. The Human Meaning of Migration
  13. Singing About Migration
  14. The Pangs of Family Separation
  15. How Emigrants Could Afford to Migrate
  16. Signing a Labor Contract
  17. Women Migrants

Asians and the Making of America

  1. Introduction: Chinese Immigrants and the Building
  2. Chinese Miners Describe the Rock Springs Massacre
  3. A Mother Protests Against the Denial of Equal Education
  4. A Protest Against the Statue of Liberty
  5. The Supreme Court Speaks Out on Equal Protection
  6. The Citizenship Rights of Chinese Born in the United States
  7. Experiencing Discrimination
  8. Housing Discrimination
  9. Prejudice Against Indian Americans
  10. A Protest Song
  11. Self-Hatred
  12. Barring Female Immigration
  13. The San Francisco Building Trades Council Denounces Chinese Immigration
  14. The Life of a Chinese Immigrant
  15. Can Indians Become American Citizens?
  16. Angel Island Immigration Station Poetry
  17. A Message to the President about Anti-Chinese Sent
  18. A Petition for Separate Chinese Schools
  19. A White Labor Leader Attacks Chinese Immigration
  20. A Defense of Chinese Immigration
  21. Another Defense of Chinese Immigration
  22. The Rock Springs Massacre

World War II and Asian Americans

  1. Introduction: Internment
  2. Executive Order 9066: Ordering Internment
  3. How to Tell Your Friends from the Japs
  4. Experiencing Internment
  5. Repealing the Chinese Exclusion Act
  6. The Repeal Act
  7. Was Internment Constitutional?
  8. The Legal Battle Against Internment

The Newest Immigrants

  1. Introduction: Arn Chorn

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