Atlas of Asian-American History (Facts on File Library of by Monique Avakian

By Monique Avakian

This atlas deals an in-depth examine the political and social background of this assorted ethnic crew. that includes targeted maps, it tells the tale of now not one workforce of individuals yet many. for instance, it covers the Asian historical past, the chinese language in 19th-century the USA and eastern and Koreans in Hawaii.

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Thousands of male migrants, also fully expecting to return home wealthy in two to five years, quickly prepared to earn similar success. They said their good-byes and set out by foot or boat to port cities such as Hong Kong and Canton. ” FROM GUANGDONG AND FUJIAN In the latter half of the 19th century, most of the sojourners to the United States and to what was then the Kingdom of Hawaii were from the Guangdong and Fujian provinces in southeast China. Chinese laborers and businessmen were lured not only by the true success stories of the first fledgling migrants to return, but also by exaggerated tales of the wealth to be had in the United States.

The arches were broken as the foot was pulled straight with the leg, and then the toes were wrapped tightly with a bandage to hold them in place. ” The process left girls with deformities that made walking incredibly painful. Bindings severely resticted blood circulation to the toes, sometimes requiring amputation of infected toes. Other times gangrene set in and toes would fall off. In addition to symbolizing status, bound feet also ensured adherence to the Confucian ideal of family loyalty because women who could barely walk could not wander off.

Government promised not to interfere in China’s internal problems. And members of the ChineseAmerican community received the title of “permanent residents” with “the same privileges, immunities and exemptions with respect to travel or residence” as may be enjoyed by citizens of a most favored nation. CHINESE FARMERS Chinese-American labor made the expansion of California agriculture possible. As railroad labor had been, farm labor in the Golden State was in short supply from the beginning, and California relied heavily on Chinese former miners to harvest the state’s wheat.

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