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Atlas of Asian-American History
  • Authored by: Monique Avakian
  • From the Series: Multicultural Atlas
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • ISBN-10: 0816036993
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-3699-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2002
  • Dewey Number: 973.049
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 224


Featuring detailed maps and authoritative text, Atlas of Asian-American History offers an in-depth look at the political and social history of this diverse ethnic group. This important volume addresses an often-neglected area of our cultural studies, telling the story of not one group of people but many.

Coverage includes:

  • The Asian Heritage: The diversity of Asian culture; the geography of the many national and ethnic origins including India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia
  • The Chinese in Nineteenth-Century America: Regional origins of Chinese immigrants; Chinese miners in California; San Francisco's Chinatown; the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
  • Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Asian Indian Immigration: The Hawaiian plantation system; Japanese and Koreans in Hawaii; Filipinos and Hawaii Labor Strife; the Picture Brides
  • A Question of Citizenship: Anti-Japanese discrimination; the India Welfare League; Asian Americans and World War II; Pearl Harbor; Japanese Internment
  • From Red Scare to Yellow Power: After Internment; a revolution in China; the McCarran-Walter Act; the Confession Program; Hawaii's statehood; the post-war boom
  • Model Minorities and Refugees: The Redress Movement; Southeast Asian refugees and the demographic profile; new immigrants from India and Korea; anti-Asian violence; the Los Angeles riot of 1991
  • Asian America Today: "Model Minorities;" Asian-American health statistics; SAT scores; Asian-American culture.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs, line illustrations, maps, and graphs. Index.

About the Author(s)

Monique Avakian holds B.A. from Beloit College. She has been a teacher and has written numerous reference books including The Meiji Restoration. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Reviews and Awards

"...public, high school, and undergraduate libraries wanting to add another nicely illustrated general Asian American history...to their general collections may want to consider it."
American Reference Books Annual

"...[an] attractive overview of the political, social, and cultural history of Asian Americans..."
Library Journal

"Best Reference Source, 2002"
- Library Journal

Selected as a 2003 Carter G. Woodson Honor Book (secondary level)
- National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

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