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The Columbia Guide to Asian American History (Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures)

 
 
 
 
The Columbia Guide to Asian American History (Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures)
Author: Gary Y. Okihiro
ISBN 13: 9780231115117
ISBN 10: 231115113
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2005-03-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $32.00
 
 

Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study.

Publishers Weekly

Gary Y. Okihiro (Margins and Mainstreams), professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University, presents a compelling survey of 200 years of Asian-American experience and of its scholarly treatment in The Columbia Guide to Asian American History. Providing both a metanarrative about inherent historiographical problems, such as assumptions made in chronologies, and the histories and chronologies themselves, Okihiro discusses the persistent underestimations of the Hawaiian population before Captain Cook reached the islands in 1778; the relegation to textbooks, however exemplary, of Asian-American women's history; and the role of labor in the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. (Dec.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.