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The Color of Success [electronic resource] : Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Wu, Ellen D. (Author).

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The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the ""yellow peril"" to ""model minorities""--peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile, and exemplars of traditional family values--in the middle decades of the twentieth century. As Ellen Wu shows, liberals argued for the acceptance of these immigrant communities into the national fold, charging that the failure of America to live in accordance with its democratic ideals endangered the country's aspirations to world leadership. Weaving together m

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  • ISBN: 9781400848874
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (376 p.)
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.

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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction Imperatives of Asian American Citizenship; Part I War and the Assimilating Other; Chapter 1 Leave Your Zoot Suits Behind; Chapter 2 How American Are We?; Chapter 3 Nisei in Uniform; Chapter 4 America's Chinese; Part II Definitively Not-Black; Chapter 5 Success Story, Japanese American Style; Chapter 6 Chinatown Offers Us a Lesson; Chapter 7 The Melting Pot of the Pacific; Epilogue Model Minority/Asian American; Notes; Archival, Primary, and Unpublished Sources; Index
Summary, etc.:
The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the ""yellow peril"" to ""model minorities""--peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile, and exemplars of traditional family values--in the middle decades of the twentieth century. As Ellen Wu shows, liberals argued for the acceptance of these immigrant communities into the national fold, charging that the failure of America to live in accordance with its democratic ideals endangered the country's aspirations to world leadership. Weaving together m
Subject: Asian Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Asian Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Asian Americans -- History -- 20th century.
Asian Americans -- Public opinion.
Genre: Electronic books.

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