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Angel Island poetry video. Internees inscribed poems on the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Center.
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Angel Island poetry video. Internees inscribed poems on the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Center.

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The Knights of Labor is a labor union that consisted of both skilled and unskilled workers. It was founded in 1869.
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The Knights of Labor is a labor union that consisted of both skilled and unskilled workers. It was founded in 1869.

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Chinese immigrants filled out forms claiming non-relatives for a fee.

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Throughout history, immigrants in search of a better life will go to great lengths to secure it. Exploring this idea in my novel The Depth of Beauty.

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Most of Asian Immigrants were from China, hence they make a large part of Asian Immigrants. This source highlights their overall experience as an immigrant.

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Chinese Coaching Book (1938)  Elaborate “coaching books” were studied by would-be immigrants in order to tell the same stories put forth by the alleged U.S. citizen who was waiting for his “paper son” on the American shores of Gold Mountain.  This artifact is such a coaching book: it was studied by Choi Tsia who arrived on Angel Island in 1938. Approximately 175,000 Chinese immigrants came through Angel Island.

Chinese Coaching Book (1938) Elaborate “coaching books” were studied by would-be immigrants in order to tell the same stories put forth by the alleged U.S. citizen who was waiting for his “paper son” on the American shores of Gold Mountain. This artifact is such a coaching book: it was studied by Choi Tsia who arrived on Angel Island in 1938. Approximately 175,000 Chinese immigrants came through Angel Island.

Central Pacific's Secret Town Trestle near Colfax in the Sierra Nevada was built by hundreds of Chinese workers in the 1860s.  (Southern Pacific Historical Collection) 12,000 Chinese migrants came to the U.S. to build the railways in the 1860s.

Central Pacific's Secret Town Trestle near Colfax in the Sierra Nevada was built by hundreds of Chinese workers in the (Southern Pacific Historical Collection) Chinese migrants came to the U. to build the railways in the

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A "Paper Son" was a term coined for young Chinese males attempting to enter the United States on identity papers that were bought for them.  The identity papers were established by American citizens of Chinese descent who left the US to travel back to China.  Upon returning, they would claim a marriage and the birth of several sons.  Years later, these young Chinese males would appear claiming to be the sons of these citizens.  In fact, a substantial number of these boys were sons "on paper…

A "Paper Son" was a term coined for young Chinese males attempting to enter the United States on identity papers that were bought for them.

Alice Paul - 1885-1977 - Féministe américaine, suffragiste, activiste pour les droits des femmes, avec d'autres, elles feront voter le 19è amendement de la Constitution accordant le droit de vote aux femmes américaines.

Alice Stokes Paul - was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.

Fuku Terasawa. Fuku worked as a matron and interpreter at the Angel Island Immigration Station from 1912 to 1925. Many of the Japanese women who were detained at the Station remembered her kind assistance. To read Fuku's story, please visit (http://on.fb.me/ncNbvZ)

This week we’d like to share an additional ‘Woman of Achievement,’ with you: Fuku Terasawa. Fuku worked as a matron and interpreter at the Angel Island.

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The Angel Island Immigration Station, where early Chinese immigrants were processed before entering the United States. by writersee, via Flickr

The Angel Island Immigration Station, where early Chinese immigrants were processed before entering the United States. by writersee, via Flickr

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Picture brides at Hawaii 1919 (wikipedia). Rough life for the picture brides from Korea and Japan.

Ellis Island immigration footage.ogg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This day in History: Nov 12, 1954: Ellis Island closes http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Depicts scenes at the Immigration Depot and a nearby dock on Ellis Island. Appears to show, first, a group of immigrants lined up to board a vessel leaving t.

Angel Island Immigration Station | Angel Island Immigration Station: Poetry Conservation

Angel Island Immigration Station | Angel Island Immigration Station: Poetry Conservation

California Supreme Court’s decision posthumous admission of Hong Yen Chang into the state bar association exposes a legacy of bigotry that rivals Jim Crow.

Hong Yen Chang The California Supreme Court has posthumously awarded a law licence to a Chinese immigrant who was barred from becoming a lawyer 125 years ago.

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