Offering a broad overview of the Asian American experience, Asian Americans provides an accessible resource for all students interested in the expanding and important Asian American population. While historical information is provided for each group, the main focus is on the variables and issues that impact Asian American life today. The scholars who author the chapters look at topics such as labor force participation and economic status, educational achievements, intermarriage, intergroup relations, and settlement patterns. Photo essays help to enhance the presentations.
Chapter 1: Introduction
The Phenomenal Increase in the Asian American Population
Patricia Smith, who was in her fifties, had spent her first 25 years in Flushing, New York City, before she moved to Columbus, South Carolina upon her marriage in 1968. Her parents, too, had recently left Flushing permanently to spend their retirement years in ...