New PDF release: Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

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 prison for over 1000000 humans from worldwide. the vast majority 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 international locations. the entire background of those immigrants and their stories on Angel Island is instructed for the 1st time during this landmark e-book, released to commemorate the immigration station's a centesimal anniversary.

Based on huge new examine and oral histories, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America examines the nice range 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 forth. jointly, their tales supply a extra entire and complex heritage of immigration to the United States than we've ever known.

Like its counterpart on Ellis Island, the immigration station on Angel Island was once one of many country's major ports of access for immigrants within the early 20th century. yet whereas Ellis Island was once regularly a processing heart for eu immigrants, Angel Island was once designed to detain and exclude immigrants from Asia. The immigrant adventure on Angel Island-more than the other site-reveals how U.S. immigration regulations and their hierarchical therapy of immigrants based on race, ethnicity, category, nationality, and gender performed out in day-by-day practices and judgements on the nation's borders with actual results on immigrant lives and at the state itself.

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

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