Download e-book for kindle: Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America by Erika Lee,Judy Yung

By Erika Lee,Judy Yung

ISBN-10: 0199734089

ISBN-13: 9780199734085

ISBN-10: 0199896151

ISBN-13: 9780199896158

From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco served because the processing and reformatory for over 1000000 humans from all over the world. nearly all of rookies got here from China and Japan, yet there have been additionally immigrants from India, the Philippines, Korea, Russia, Mexico, and over seventy different nations. the complete historical past of those immigrants and their studies on Angel Island is instructed for the 1st time during this landmark publication, released to commemorate the immigration station's a centesimal anniversary.

Based on huge new study and oral histories, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America examines the good variety of immigration via Angel Island: chinese language "paper sons," eastern photograph brides, Korean refugee scholars, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican households, Filipino employees, and so on. jointly, their tales supply a extra entire and complex historical past of immigration to the United States than we now have ever known.

Like its counterpart on Ellis Island, the immigration station on Angel Island used to be one of many country's major ports of access for immigrants within the early 20th century. yet whereas Ellis Island used to be generally a processing heart for ecu immigrants, Angel Island used to be designed to detain and exclude immigrants from Asia. The immigrant event on Angel Island-more than the other site-reveals how U.S. immigration regulations and their hierarchical remedy of immigrants in accordance with race, ethnicity, type, nationality, and gender performed out in day-by-day practices and judgements on the nation's borders with genuine results on immigrant lives and at the nation itself.

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America is formally backed by way of the Angel Island Immigration Station.

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