Digital History ID 34
This quote by Do-Yun Yoon was taken from Ronald Takaki's book Strangers from a Different Shore. During the early 1800s many Asian Americans had come searching for a better life but instead discovered there was a lack of opportunity.
If we wanted to rent land, it had to be in a child’s name that was born in this country — a citizen. It was impossible as a foreigner.
Source: Quoted in Ronald Takaki, Strangers from a Different Shore (Boston, 1989), 177.
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