In this Book

summary
Angeles Monrayo (1912–2000) began her diary on January 10, 1924, a few months before she and her father and older brother moved from a sugar plantation in Waipahu to Pablo Manlapit’s strike camp in Honolulu. Here for the first time is a young Filipino girl’s view of life in Hawaii and central California in the first decades of the twentieth century—a significant and often turbulent period for immigrant and migrant labor in both settings. Angeles’ vivid, simple language takes us into the heart of an early Filipino family as its members come to terms with poverty and racism and struggle to build new lives in a new world. But even as Angeles recounts the hardships of immigrant life, her diary of "everyday things" never lets us forget that she and the people around her went to school and church, enjoyed music and dancing, told jokes, went to the movies, and fell in love. Essays by Jonathan Okamura and Dawn Mabalon enlarge on Angeles’ account of early working-class Filipinos and situate her experience in the larger history of Filipino migration to the United States.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Frontmatter
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Tomorrow’s Memories
  2. pp. 13-204
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Memoir
  2. pp. 205-225
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Filipino American History in Hawai‘i: A Young Visayan Woman’s Perspective
  2. pp. 227-245
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Writing Angeles Monrayo into the Pages of Pinay History [Includes About the Editor and About the Contributors]
  2. pp. 247-280
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9780824865214
Related ISBN
9780824826888
MARC Record
OCLC
777472581
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.