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Title:
Asian American almanac
ISBN:
9780787675981
Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication Information:
Detroit, Mich. : U.X.L, 2004.
Physical Description:
xvi, 268 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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U· X · L® announces a new 2nd edition of its New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book, " U· X · L® Asian American Reference Library." Rich with photos and completely revised and updated through 2002.

"Almanac" explores the culture and history of the diverse groups of Americans who descend from Asian and Pacific Island countries in 15 subject areas with more than 80 black-and-white photographs and maps, a glossary and a cumulative subject index.


Table of Contents

Reader's Guidep. ix
Photo Creditsp. xi
Words to Knowp. xiii
1 Who Are the Asian Americans?p. 1
Asian Indian Americansp. 5
Cambodian Americansp. 9
Chinese Americansp. 14
Filipino Americansp. 18
Hmong Americansp. 21
Indonesian Americansp. 23
Japanese Americansp. 26
Korean Americansp. 30
Laotian Americansp. 36
Pacific Islandersp. 39
Pakistani Americansp. 43
Thai Americansp. 45
Vietnamese Americansp. 47
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 51
2 Significant Documentsp. 53
Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882p. 53
Joint Resolution Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States, 1898p. 54
Cable Act, 1922p. 56
Immigration Act, 1924p. 56
Presidential Proclamation, 1938p. 57
Executive Order 9066, 1942p. 58
Public Proclamation, 1942p. 59
Public Law 503, 1942p. 62
Repeal of Chinese Exclusion Acts, 1943p. 62
Immigration and Nationality Act, 1952p. 62
Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments, 1965p. 63
Refugee Relief Act, 1980p. 63
Commission On Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Act, 1980p. 65
Civil Liberties Act, 1988 Public Law 100-383p. 67
Hate Crimes Statistics Act, 1990p. 68
Asian /Pacific American Heritage Month, 1991 and 1992p. 69
Joint Resolution on the 100th Anniversary of the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 1993p. 71
Executive Order 13216, 2001p. 74
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America on the 100th Anniversary of Korean Immigration, 2003p. 77
3 Landmarksp. 79
Arizonap. 79
Arkansasp. 80
Californiap. 81
Coloradop. 89
Floridap. 89
Hawaiip. 89
Idahop. 92
Illinoisp. 93
Massachusettsp. 93
New Yorkp. 93
Oregonp. 94
Pennsylvaniap. 94
Utahp. 95
Washingtonp. 95
Washington, D.C.p. 96
Wyomingp. 97
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 97
4 Immigrationp. 99
Beginnings: 1850 to 1920p. 100
Between the Wars: The Triumph of Exclusionismp. 102
Post-World War II Liberalizationp. 104
After the Vietnam War: Refugees from Southeast Asiap. 106
Anti-Immigration Trendsp. 108
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 109
5 Civil Rightsp. 111
The Student Movementp. 111
The Labor Movementp. 113
Anti-Asian American Violencep. 116
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 118
6 The Legal System in the United Statesp. 119
Laws Against Asian Americansp. 119
Mobilization Against Anti-Asian Laws and Judicial Decisionsp. 123
Lawmakers and Lawyersp. 125
The Criminal Justice Systemp. 128
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 133
7 Populationp. 135
Population Trendsp. 135
Asian Americans and the Censusp. 136
1790 to 1890p. 137
1900 to 1960p. 137
Post-1965 Immigration and Refugee Resettlementp. 140
1980 Censusp. 141
1990 Censusp. 142
2000 Censusp. 143
Population Projectionsp. 144
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 144
8 Jobs and Moneyp. 145
Immigration and Entrepreneurshipp. 146
Entrepreneurs and Ethnic Firmsp. 148
Consequences of Entrepreneurshipp. 151
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 153
9 Women and Familiesp. 155
Family Life Before World War IIp. 156
Family Life from World War II to 1965p. 159
Family Life after 1965p. 160
Marriagep. 161
Family Sizep. 161
Children and Child-Rearingp. 161
Women's Resource Groupsp. 162
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 162
10 Languagesp. 163
Bengalip. 163
Chinese Languagesp. 164
Japanesep. 165
Korean Languagep. 167
Pilipinop. 168
Urdu and Hindip. 168
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 169
11 Educationp. 171
Asian Americansp. 171
Elementary through High Schoolp. 172
Higher Educationp. 173
Teaching and Teacher Educationp. 177
Summaryp. 177
Suggestion for Further Readingp. 178
12 Science and Engineeringp. 179
Anti-Asian American Bias: Fear or Reality?p. 179
Success Factorsp. 180
Asian American Milestones in Sciencep. 182
College Education in Science and Engineeringp. 183
13 Religionp. 187
Hinduismp. 188
Buddhismp. 188
Islamp. 190
Confucianismp. 191
Taoismp. 192
Shintoismp. 192
The Unification Churchp. 193
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 195
14 Literaturep. 197
Asian American Literary Historyp. 198
Asian American Writers of Adult Literaturep. 199
Children's Literaturep. 207
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 211
15 Theatrep. 213
Early Asian American Theatrep. 213
New Generation of Theatresp. 217
Emerging Companiesp. 218
Playwrightsp. 220
Behind the Scenes in Theatrep. 224
Asian American Theatresp. 226
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 227
16 Sports and Athleticsp. 229
Sumop. 230
Japanese Athletic Leagues and Clubsp. 231
Surfingp. 234
Martial Artsp. 236
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 239
17 Militaryp. 241
Before World War II (Pre-1939)p. 241
World War II (1939-45)p. 243
Korean War (1950-53)p. 246
Asian/Pacific American Service Personnelp. 247
Asian Pacific Military Heroesp. 247
A Special Presentationp. 251
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 256
Indexp. 257