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By Erika Lee, Judy Yung

From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco served because the processing and prison for over a million humans from world wide. nearly all of rookies got here from China and Japan, yet there have been additionally immigrants from India, the Philippines, Korea, Russia, Mexico, and over seventy different international locations. the entire heritage of those immigrants and their reviews on Angel Island is advised for the 1st time during this landmark ebook, released to commemorate the immigration station's a centesimal anniversary.

Based on vast new learn and oral histories, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America examines the good variety of immigration via Angel Island: chinese language "paper sons," eastern photograph brides, Korean refugee scholars, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican households, Filipino staff, and so on. jointly, their tales provide a extra entire and complex background of immigration to the US than we've got ever known.

Like its counterpart on Ellis Island, the immigration station on Angel Island used to be one of many country's major ports of access for immigrants within the early 20th century. yet whereas Ellis Island used to be in most cases a processing heart for ecu immigrants, Angel Island used to be designed to detain and exclude immigrants from Asia. The immigrant adventure on Angel Island-more than the other site-reveals how U.S. immigration rules and their hierarchical therapy of immigrants based on race, ethnicity, category, nationality, and gender performed out in day-by-day practices and judgements on the nation's borders with genuine effects on immigrant lives and at the state itself.

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America is formally backed via the Angel Island Immigration Station.

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