American History Unbound: Asians and Pacific Islanders

American History Unbound: Asians and Pacific Islanders

Language: English

Pages: 520

ISBN: 0520274350

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A survey of U.S. history from its beginnings to the present, American History Unbound reveals our past through the lens of Asian American and Pacific Islander history. In so doing, it is a work of both history and anti-history, a narrative that fundamentally transforms and deepens our understanding of the United States. This text is accessible and filled with engaging stories and themes that draw attention to key theoretical and historical interpretations. Gary Y. Okihiro positions Asians and Pacific Islanders within a larger history of people of color in the United States and places the United States in the context of world history and oceanic worlds.

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inherent right to leadership and among which a new and darker age would blot out our racial inheritance. Such a catastrophe cannot threaten if the Nordic race will gather itself together in time, shake off the shackles of an inveterate altruism, discard the vain phantom of internationalism, and reassert the pride of race and the right of merit to rule. The Nordic race has been driven from many of its lands, but still grasps firmly the control of the world, and it is certainly not at a greater

land ownership were closed (such as the creation of farm corporations and the practice of registering property under the names of minor children who were citizens), verbal and unconventional agreements emerged that only heightened the exploitation of Japanese farmers. The alien land laws were not consistently enforced because it was not always in the interests of white farmers and landowners to uphold them. For example, Japanese tenants in six agricultural counties paid in 1920 an average rent

every opportunity to disrupt and offend their devotions by actions such as stepping on the Koran. On September 10, 2003, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service arrested Yee on his return to the United States, cuffed his wrists and shackled his ankles, and charged him with failing to obey a lawful general order, among other charges. He was held in solitary confinement for six days, and on the third day was allowed outside to walk in his shackles under the hot Florida sun for an

language contention between Americanizers and, 235–36; rice growers among, 230–33; sugar-plantation workers among, 229–30 Hawaiian dependency: the Chinese population and, 229–38; citizenship issue and, 223; escape of Waipi’o Hawaiians from, 227–29; the Filipinos and, 253–60; Foreign Mission School education reinforcing, 193, 194–95, 199, 221; the Japanese population and, 238–47; the Korean population and, 247–53; mission school education designed to create, 221–23; primary document on, 260–63;

Dunn case of becoming being indentured only to find himself in, 71; labor-capital relations and, 205; laws on children of African women inheriting mother’s slave status, 67; Middle Passage of the African slave trade, 53; migrant labor relationship to, 53, 122, 130, 200, 204, 205; Pacific Islanders captured and sold into, 51–52; Spanish expeditions enslaving Indians and Africans (sixteenth century), 62–63; Thirteenth Amendment (1865) abolishing, 5, 88; U.S. westward expansion political issue of

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