Immigration at the Golden Gate

Passenger Ships, Exclusion, and Angel Island
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ISBN-13:
9780313347825
Einband:
HC gerader Rücken kaschiert
Erscheinungsdatum:
30.03.2008
Seiten:
304
Autor:
Robert Barde
Gewicht:
624 g
Format:
240x161x20 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Perhaps 200,000 immigrants passed through the Angel Island Immigration Station during its lifetime, a tiny number compared to the 17 million who entered through New York's Ellis Island. This book shows how natives and newcomers experienced the immigration process on the West Coast.
Immigration through San Francisco a century ago was quite different from immigration at other American ports-most of the immigrants came from Asia, and the Federal government enacted the Chinese Exclusion Act and other discriminatory legislation in response. Immigration at the Golden Gate provides the first extensive look at how Asians made the long journey across the Pacific to the New World, at how they were "processed" at Angel Island and other facilities created to control Asian immigration, and who were the "enforcers" manning the gates of exclusion. Beginning with the dramatic tale of one Chinese immigrant detained at Angel Island for over six hundred nights, Barde makes extensive use of diaries, archival material, translations from Japanese and Chinese sources, and new documentary evidence to describe the "immigration industry" at the West Coast's most important port.

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