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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 reformatory for over a million humans from world wide. the vast majority of beginners 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 total historical past of those immigrants and their studies 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 wide new examine 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 provide a extra whole and complex heritage of immigration to the USA 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 was once commonly a processing middle for eu immigrants, Angel Island was once designed to detain and exclude immigrants from Asia. The immigrant event on Angel Island-more than the other site-reveals how U.S. immigration guidelines and their hierarchical therapy of immigrants based on race, ethnicity, type, 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 by way of the Angel Island Immigration Station.

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