Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II
By Elliott Young
384 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 32 halftones, 4 figures, 2 maps, 1 table, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-1296-6
Published: November 2014
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1340-6
Published: November 2014
David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History
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Awards & distinctions
Honorable Mention, 2016 Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award, Latin American Studies Association
This book is the first transnational history of Chinese migration to the Americas. By focusing on the fluidity and complexity of border crossings throughout the Western Hemisphere, Young shows us how Chinese migrants constructed alternative communities and identities through these transnational pathways.
Published with support provided by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas
About the Author
Elliott Young is professor of Latin American and borderlands history at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
For more information about Elliott Young, visit the Author Page.
“This excellent book will interest students of the formation of state immigration bureaucracies, administrative law, law as engaged by people, and Chinese diasporas.”--Journal of American History
"The book remains valuable as a history of the development of anti-Chinese immigration systems across the Western Hemisphere."--American Historical Review
“[This] solidly researched book [is] informative and rewarding, a welcome addition to a topic important then and now.”--Hispanic American Historical Review
“An excellent contribution to our growing understanding of one of the 19th and 20th centuries’ most significant migration flows.”--World History Connected
“Sheds light on many little known facts and details. . . . A fascinating, well-written, and well-documented work.”--Oregon Historical Quarterly
"A sweeping yet nuanced study of transnational Chinese migration to the Americas, spanning the mid-nineteenth century through the decade of the Great Depression . . . . Young has done a great service for scholars of migration studies, the Chinese in the Americas, borderlands, and transnational history in general."--H-Net Reviews
Multimedia & Links
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Read: Young's op-ed in The Oregonian: "The U.S. should make legal immigration easier." (11/11/2014)