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By Eleanor Herz Swent

whilst Eleanor Swent started educating English as a moment Language in 1967 at a college for adults in Oakland, California, she quickly realized that some of the Asian immigrants in her periods had amazing stories to inform of struggles of their homelands and their efforts to make new lives in the US. This oral heritage, according to interviews Swent performed along with her scholars over thirty years, records the Asian immigrant event as by no means prior to. listed here are the tales of determined people who swam to flee from China to Macao and Hong Kong; of chinese language daughters thought of valueless by way of their households; of political refugees from Vietnam; of ethnic chinese language who fled by way of boat from Vietnam; of refugees from the genocide in Cambodia. As those notable new americans study diversified phrases and customs, in addition they magnify our nationwide imaginative and prescient, enriching our tradition whereas assuring us that human dignity can upward push above poor circumstances.

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