- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books (September 1, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140138854
- ISBN-13: 978-0140138856
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 60 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,105,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Paperback – September 1, 1990
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"Takaki has written a vibrant, rich history that gives back a voice to countless 'invisible Americans.' His broad, multi-ethnic survey is peopled with real individuals, allowing us to experience their loneliness, separation from families, struggles for survival," praised PW . Photos. Author tour.
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Over the years, people of different ethnic groups started to drift apart and create their own unique and functional societies. As you've seen over the years, tensions from different ethnic groups have caused racism, suffering, death, and war.
I believe that, even though this was assigned to me in a class, everyone can still find something useful in this book. Many times, I would turn to another chapter that I was purely interested about, say for example the Koreans. I have no idea how they think or what happened in their history.
With that said, pick this book up because you might contribute to an eventual world peace and unity. Understanding another's culture and spreading that curiosity and knowledge is a small feat but makes a huge difference.
The book gets better and better. The style of writing is educational, but not dry and boring.