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Author Song, Jingyi, 1950-

Title Shaping and reshaping Chinese American identity : New York's Chinese during the Depression and World War II / Jingyi Song
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2010]
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Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: New York's Chinese Community before the 1930s; Chapter 2: The Great Depression and Economic Organizations; Chapter 3: The Great Depression and Cultural Organizations; Chapter 4: The Great Depression and Political Organizations; Chapter 5: War and New York's Chinese Community; Chapter 6: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Shaping and Reshaping Chinese American Identity: New York's Chinese in the Years of the Depression and World War II explores the role played by Chinese Americans in New York in the 1930's who laid the foundation for future generations to fight for civil rights as American citizens. The stories of Chinese Americans during the Depression years and World War II are under-represented in the existing literature that has been confined to the early days of the settlement of Chinese Americans on the west coast of the United States. They were usually depicted as passive victims of exclusion as a result
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-194) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chinese Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Chinese Americans -- Societies, etc.
Chinese Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Chinese Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Chinese Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Depressions -- 1929 -- New York (State) -- New York.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Chinese Americans
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0739143093 (electronic bk.)
9780739143094 (electronic bk.)