American History Unbound: Asians and Pacific Islanders

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Univ of California Press, Aug 25, 2015 - History - 520 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I WORLD HISTORY
21
PART 2 MIGRANT LABOR
113
PART 3 DEPENDENCY
217
PART 4 WARS AND REALIGNMENTS
329
Notes
445
Index
459
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Gary Okihiro is a professor of international and public affairs and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. He is author of ten books, including his latest two (part of a trilogy on space/time), Island World: A History of Hawai’i and the United States (2008) and Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones (2009), both from the University of California Press. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Studies Association, received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Ryukyus, and is a past president of the Association for Asian American Studies.

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