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By Dorothy B. Fujita Rony

ISBN-10: 0520230949

ISBN-13: 9780520230941

ISBN-10: 0520230957

ISBN-13: 9780520230958

traditionally, Filipina/o americans were one of many oldest and biggest Asian American teams within the usa. during this pathbreaking paintings of historic scholarship, Dorothy B. Fujita-Rony lines the evolution of Seattle as an immense web site for Philippine immigration among international Wars I and II and examines the dynamics of the group during the frameworks of race, position, gender, and sophistication. through positing Seattle as a colonial city for Filipina/os within the usa, Fujita-Rony finds how networks of transpacific exchange and militarism inspired migration to town, resulting in the early institution of a Filipina/o American neighborhood within the sector. by way of the Twenties and Thirties, a colourful Filipina/o American society had constructed in Seattle, making a tradition whose participants, together with a few who weren't of Filipina/o descent, selected to pursue concepts within the U.S. or within the Philippines.

Fujita-Rony additionally indicates how racism opposed to Filipina/o american citizens ended in consistent mobility into and out of Seattle, making it a middle of a thriving ethnic neighborhood within which just some remained completely, given its restricted probabilities for employment. The publication addresses classification differences in addition to gender kinfolk, and in addition situates the expansion of Filipina/o Seattle in the neighborhood historical past of the yank West, as well as the bigger area of U.S.-Philippines relations.

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