By Erika Lee,Judy Yung
Based on broad new examine and oral histories, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America examines the nice range of immigration via Angel Island: chinese language "paper sons," jap photograph brides, Korean refugee scholars, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican households, Filipino employees, etc. jointly, their tales provide a extra whole and complex background of immigration to the United States than we've got ever known.
Like its counterpart on Ellis Island, the immigration station on Angel Island used to be one of many country's major ports of access for immigrants within the early 20th century. yet whereas Ellis Island used to be almost always a processing heart for ecu immigrants, Angel Island was once designed to detain and exclude immigrants from Asia. The immigrant event on Angel Island-more than the other site-reveals how U.S. immigration regulations and their hierarchical therapy of immigrants in accordance with race, ethnicity, classification, nationality, and gender performed out in day-by-day practices and judgements on the nation's borders with actual outcomes on immigrant lives and at the kingdom itself.
Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America is formally backed by way of the Angel Island Immigration Station.
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Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America by Erika Lee,Judy Yung