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| Shelley Sang-Hee Lee|
A New History of Asian America is a fresh and up-to-date history of Asians in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on current scholarship, Shelley Lee brings forward the many strands of Asian American history, highlighting the distinctive nature of the Asian American experience while placing the narrative in the context of the major trajectories and turning points of U.S. history.
"Lee has written an eloquent and comprehensive book that will be the standard text in Asian American history for many years to come."- K. Scott Wong, author of Americans First: Chinese Americans and the Second World War"Shelley Lee"s A New History of Asian America is an exciting, well-written, and much-needed new textbook. Synthesizing newer scholarship, this work includes chapters on previously understudied topics. It is ideal for teaching."- Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, author of Dr. Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity"From European Orientalism to model minority to racial profiling, A New History of Asian America provides readers a much-needed synthesis of Asian American history from the late eighteenth century to the closing decades of the twentieth century. Truly a book for the twenty-first century!"- Yen Le Espiritu, author of Asian American Women and Men: Labor, Laws, and Love"Shelley Lee has woven together foundational texts and newer scholarship to produce a critically engaging and elegant narrative. A New History of Asian America deserves a wide readership and will be especially helpful for instructors and students in ethnic studies, American studies, and United States history."- David K. Yoo, author of Contentious Spirits: Religion in Korean American History, 1903-1945 Read more...