Historian and Author Judy Yung speaks with Andrew Yeh about "Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America"


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Fri, 10/01/2010 - 12:00am
Author and historian Judy Yung speaks about "Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America"

Andrew Yeh had an opportunity to speak with historian and author Judy Yung about her new book Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America.The book was published in commemoration of the Angel Island Immigration Station's 100th anniversary.

"In this landmark book, published to commemorate the immigration station’s 100th anniversary, historians Erika Lee and Judy Yung provide the first comprehensive history of the Angel Island Immigration Station.  Drawing on extensive new research, including immigration records, oral histories, and inscriptions on the barrack walls, the authors produce a sweeping yet intensely personal history of Chinese “paper sons,” Japanese picture brides, Korean refugee students, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican families, Filipino repatriates, and many others from around the world."

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