• Strangers from a Different Shore

  • A History of Asian Americans
  • By: Ronald Takaki
  • Narrated by: David Shih
  • Length: 24 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. 

He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the cane fields of Hawaii, and of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of US internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate and culture, and Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority". 

This is a powerful and moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

©1998 Ronald Takaki (P)2018 Tantor
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Eye opening to the way immigrants are treated

Well written historical tone. No anger. Lots of authentic stories about immigrants seeking a better life, parental heros, and injustice that started hundreds of years ago and sadly still goes on to affect minorities today. It's time (well past the time) to equally treat people as people no matter what they look like or where they come from.

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