Citizens of Asian America
Democracy and Race during the Cold War
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: NYU Press
Title Page, Copyright
The research and writing of this book were completed with the generous fellowship support of the Of_f_ice of the Provost of the University of Wiscon-sin–Madison, the University of Wisconsin Institute on Race and Ethnicity, the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research in the Humanities, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Graduate School. At an earlier stage, ...
President’s Committee on Civil Rights released its 1947 report entitled To Secure These Rights, which dedicated a section to discussing the injustice of Japanese internment. It noted that not since the days of slavery had the nation witnessed such a wholesale displacement and incarceration of a group of people. The committee worried about the implications of Japa-...
chapter 1Legislating Nonwhite Crossings intoWhite Suburbia
...moved into his newly purchased home in South Los Angeles, his neigh-bors stopped by to inform him that they had f_iled an injunction against him. The petition before the Los Angeles Superior Court demanded that Amer be removed from the premises of his home. As Amer recounted many years later, his neighbors emphasized that the f_iling of the injunc-...
chapter 2Living in the Suburbs, Becoming Americans
...portrayed as a process that spatially reif_ied racial divisions in society, where the separations that manifested in the built environment expanded on the privilege of whites. As the historian Eric Avila has explained, post-war suburbanization, as a course of white f_light, fortif_ied racial segrega-tion by building whites-only neighborhoods that kept at bay the racialized ...
chapter 3Asian American Firsts and the Progress toward Racial Integration
...being the f_irst Chinese and one of the f_irst women to be a certif_ied army-navy welder at the Douglas Aircraft Company.one.oldstyle During World War II, Lee’s accomplishment was featured in newspapers throughout the greater Los Angeles area, as it captured the values and aspirations that the nation sought to promote. As a female welder, Lee personif_ied the popular war-...
chapter 4McCarran Act Persecutions and the Fight for Alien Rights
Kimm were arrested as part of a nationwide sweep of aliens suspected of subversive activities after the 1950 McCarran Act went into effect, their detention illustrated how the outbreak of the Korean War intensif_ied the nation’s fear of an internal communist subversion that threatened to over-throw the government from within. The rise of anticommunist hysteria ...
chapter 5Advancing Racial Equality and Internationalism through Immigration Reform
...communist revolution in China, the historian Gerald T. White argued for immigration reform that would make the treatment of Chinese equal to that of other groups in the United States as a way to better relations with Asia. In an article penned for the Far Eastern Survey, he acknowledged that many deemed the liberalization of immigration policy toward the ...
Johnson was to sign the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act into law, he ad-dressed the nation to convey the historic signif_icance of the occasion.one.oldstyle He reminded the nation of how its founding members pledged their lives and fortunes to f_ight for something bigger than political independence and the elimination of foreign rule. He contended that they battled for freedom, ...
About the Author
Cindy I-Fen Cheng is Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she teaches Asian ...
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Publication Year: 2013