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The Resource Angel Island : immigrant gateway to America, Erika Lee & Judy Yung

Angel Island : immigrant gateway to America, Erika Lee & Judy Yung

Label
Angel Island : immigrant gateway to America
Title
Angel Island
Title remainder
immigrant gateway to America
Statement of responsibility
Erika Lee & Judy Yung
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From 1910 to 1940, over half a million people sailed through the Golden Gate, hoping to start a new life in America. But they did not all disembark in San Francisco; instead, most were ferried across the bay to the Angel Island Immigration Station. For many, this was the real gateway to the United States. For others, it was a prison and their final destination, before being sent home. In this landmark book, historians Erika Lee and Judy Yung (both descendants of immigrants detained on the island) provide the first comprehensive history of the Angel Island Immigration Station. Drawing on extensive new research, including immigration records, oral histories, and inscriptions on the barrack walls, the authors produce a sweeping yet intensely personal history of Chinese paper sons, Japanese picture brides, Korean students, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican families, Filipino repatriates, and many others from around the world. Their experiences on Angel Island reveal how America's discriminatory immigration policies changed the lives of immigrants and transformed the nation. A place of heartrending history and breathtaking beauty, the Angel Island Immigration Station is a National Historic Landmark, and like Ellis Island, it is recognized as one of the most important sites where America's immigration history was made. This fascinating history is ultimately about America itself and its complicated relationship to immigration, a story that continues today. Angel Island is the official publication commemorating the immigration station's 100th anniversary"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lee, Erika
Dewey number
304.8/7309041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6926.A65
LC item number
L44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yung, Judy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Angel Island Immigration Station (Calif.)
  • San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Label
Angel Island : immigrant gateway to America, Erika Lee & Judy Yung
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Guarding the Golden Gate: the life and business of the immigration station -- "One hundred kinds of oppressive laws": Chinese immigrants in the shadow of exclusion -- "Agony, anguish, and anxiety": Japanese immigrants on Angel Island -- "Obstacles this way, blockades that way": South Asian immigrants, U.S. exclusion, and the gadar movement -- "A people without a country": Korean refugee students and picture brides -- In search of freedom and opportunity: Russians and Jews in the promised land -- "El norte": Mexican immigrants on Angel Island -- From "U.S. nationals" to "aliens": Filipino migration and repatriation through Angel Island -- Saving Angel Island -- Epilogue: the legacy of Angel Island
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 394 p.
Isbn
9780199734085
Lccn
2009054343
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn457160535
  • (OCoLC)457160535
  • 696226
Label
Angel Island : immigrant gateway to America, Erika Lee & Judy Yung
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Guarding the Golden Gate: the life and business of the immigration station -- "One hundred kinds of oppressive laws": Chinese immigrants in the shadow of exclusion -- "Agony, anguish, and anxiety": Japanese immigrants on Angel Island -- "Obstacles this way, blockades that way": South Asian immigrants, U.S. exclusion, and the gadar movement -- "A people without a country": Korean refugee students and picture brides -- In search of freedom and opportunity: Russians and Jews in the promised land -- "El norte": Mexican immigrants on Angel Island -- From "U.S. nationals" to "aliens": Filipino migration and repatriation through Angel Island -- Saving Angel Island -- Epilogue: the legacy of Angel Island
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 394 p.
Isbn
9780199734085
Lccn
2009054343
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn457160535
  • (OCoLC)457160535
  • 696226

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