Thursday, September 9, 2010
Book talk with Erika Lee and Judy Yung - Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America
From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco served as the processing and detention center for over one million people from around the world. The majority of newcomers came from China and Japan, but there were also immigrants from India, the Philippines, Korea, Russia, Mexico, and over seventy other countries. The full history of these immigrants and their experiences on Angel Island is told for the first time in this landmark book, published to commemorate the immigration station's 100th anniversary. This program was developed in collaboration with the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.
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