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.

Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian Americans

Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian Americans
Rubén G.Rumbaut

The past is never dead. It is not even past.

—William Faulkner

In the quarter century following the end of the Indochina War in 1975, one and a half million refugees and immigrants from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia arrived in the United States. Together with their nearly half a million American-born children, by the year 2000 they ...

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