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Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America by Erika Lee,Judy Yung

By Erika Lee,Judy Yung

From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco served because the processing and penitentiary for over a million humans from all over the world. the vast majority 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 nations. the whole heritage of those immigrants and their stories on Angel Island is instructed for the 1st time during this landmark publication, released to commemorate the immigration station's a hundredth anniversary.

Based on broad new study and oral histories, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America examines the nice variety of immigration via Angel Island: chinese language "paper sons," eastern photo brides, Korean refugee scholars, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican households, Filipino staff, etc. jointly, their tales supply a extra whole and intricate historical past of immigration to the United States than we've ever known.

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

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America is formally subsidized through the Angel Island Immigration Station.

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