By Erika Lee,Judy Yung

ISBN-10: 0199734089

ISBN-13: 9780199734085

ISBN-10: 0199896151

ISBN-13: 9780199896158

From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco served because the processing and prison for over 1000000 humans from worldwide. the vast majority of newbies got here from China and Japan, yet there have been additionally immigrants from India, the Philippines, Korea, Russia, Mexico, and over seventy different nations. the entire heritage of those immigrants and their reports on Angel Island is instructed for the 1st time during this landmark publication, released to commemorate the immigration station's one centesimal anniversary.

Based on wide new examine and oral histories, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America examines the good range of immigration via Angel Island: chinese language "paper sons," jap photo brides, Korean refugee scholars, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican households, Filipino employees, and so on. jointly, their tales provide a extra entire and complex heritage of immigration to the USA than now we have 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 was once in most cases a processing heart for eu 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 guidelines and their hierarchical therapy of immigrants in response to race, ethnicity, classification, nationality, and gender performed out in day-by-day practices and judgements on the nation's borders with genuine results on immigrant lives and at the state itself.

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America is formally subsidized by means of the Angel Island Immigration Station.

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