Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture

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Index
Abolitionism, 45; Irish resistance to, 70; and race-mixing, 76
Abolitionists: Ralph Waldo Emerson, 95; William Lloyd Garrison, 45; Harriet Beecher Stowe, 25, 45; and colonization, 45; and white republic, 45
Abolition of slavery, 53; resistance to, 53-54
Accumulation, flexible, 11, 191; structure of, 11, 181
African Americans, and An American Dilemma,156-157, 160; compared to Asian Americans, 186; in California, 46-47; as free labor, 59, 60; enslaved, 58; in Sax Rohmer works, 115; Hinton Helper on, 49; and liberalism, 160; in Los Angeles, 204; in Mississippi Masala,224-230; and the Moynihan Report, 158; as "pathological, " 184; and resistance to abolition of slavery, 53-54; as wage slaves, 59; in Year of the Dragon,197
Africans, chattel enslavement of, 125; in Mississippi Masala,224, 225-230
Ah Fong Moy, 29-30
Ahn, Suzanne, 4
Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad, strike against, 65
Alien, Asians as, 195; Chinese as, 103; distinguished from "foreign, " 3; cultural status of, 3; legal status of, 3; and naturalization, 3; and pollution, 3; and race, 3.
Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration (Brimelow), 209
Amalgamation. See Race-mixing
America is in the Heart (Bulosan), 13, 14, 224, 230-231
"American Century, the, " and ethnic assimilation, 146
American Colonization Society, 45
American creed, Carlos Bulosan on, 224; Gunnar Myrdal on, 224
An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (Myrdal), 156-157, 162, 224
American Federation of Labor, 110
American Museum ( New York city), 29; and Ah Fong Moy, 29
Americanization, 140
American Party, 67. See also Nativism
Amin, Idi, 225
Androgyny, of Chinese women, 43; in Year of the Dragon,197, 201
Anglo-Saxons, 106-107, 109-110; and Broken Blossoms,127; and Lothrop Stoddard, 136-140; middle class, 113; and race, 113, 137-138; and racial "homelands, " 136; superiority of, 68, 137-138. see also Caucasians; Race; Whiteness
Anti-Chinese movement, 9, 49, 51, 62, 108; and American Federation of Labor, 110; and cartoons, 52; and Chinese Exclusion Act, 64; in Grass Valley, 94; and Irish Nationalism, 63-64; and Irish workers, 9, 67-68; and Knights of Labor, 64, 66; and legislation, 48, 64; in Nevada City, 94; and proletarianization of labor, 54; and Rock Springs Massacre, 64. see also Anti-Chinese Union; Anti-immigration movement; Immigration, Chinese; Nativism; Naturalization; Workingman, white

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface - Where Are You From? ix
  • Introduction - Yellowface 1
  • 1 - The "Heathen Chinee" on God's Free Soil 15
  • 2 - The Coolie and the Making of the White Working Class 51
  • 3 - The Third Sex 83
  • 4 - Inner Dikes and Barred Zones 106
  • 5 - The Cold War Origins of the Model Minority Myth 145
  • 6 - The Model Minority as Gook 180
  • 7 - After La 204
  • 8 - Disobedient Citizenship: Deconstructing the Oriental 223
  • Notes 233
  • Index 257
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