Asians in Colorado: a history of persecution and perseverance in the Centennial State

Title

Asians in Colorado: a history of persecution and perseverance in the Centennial State

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Description

Providing the most comprehensive examination to date of Asians in the Centennial State, William Wei addresses a wide range of experiences, from anti-Chinese riots in late nineteenth-century Denver to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans at the Amache concentration camp to the more recent influx of Southeast Asian refugees and South Asian tech professionals. Drawing on a wealth of historical sources, Wei reconstructs what life was like for the early Chinese and Japanese pioneers, and he pays special attention to the different challenges faced by those in urban versus rural areas. The result is a groundbreaking approach that helps us better understand how Asians survived-and thrived-in an often hostile environment.

ISBN

9780295995434

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Document Type

Book

Publisher

University of Washington Press

City

Seattle, WA

Department

History

Keywords

Asian Americans -- Colorado -- History; Colorado -- Race relations -- History; Colorado -- History; Asian Americans. fast (OCoLC)fst00818620; Race relations. fast (OCoLC)fst01086509; Colorado. fast (OCoLC)fst01210251

Disciplines

Asian History | East Asian Languages and Societies | History | Japanese Studies