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Citizens of Asian America [electronic resource] : democracy and race during the Cold War / Cindy I-Fen Cheng.

By: Cheng, Cindy I-Fen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Nation of newcomers : immigrant history as American history.Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (pages cm).ISBN: 0814770843 (electronic bk.); 9780814770849 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Asian Americans -- History -- 20th century | Asian Americans -- Ethnic identity | Asian Americans -- Cultural assimilation | Asian Americans -- Civil rights | Cold War -- Social aspects -- United States | United States -- Social conditions -- 1945- | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 305.895/07309045 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : Asian American racial formation and the image of American democracy -- Legislating nonwhite crossings into white suburbia -- Living in the suburbs, becoming Americans -- Asian American firsts and the progress toward racial integration -- McCarran Act persecutions and the fight for alien rights -- Advancing racial equality and internationalism through immigration reform -- Conclusion : Cold War America and the appeal to see past race.
Summary: During the Cold War, Soviet propaganda highlighted U.S. racism in order to undermine the credibility of U.S. democracy. In response, incorporating racial and ethnic minorities in order to affirm that America worked to ensure the rights of all and was superior to communist countries became a national imperative. In Citizens of Asian America , Cindy I-Fen Cheng explores how Asian Americans figured in this effort to shape the credibility of American democracy, even while the perceived ""foreignness"" of Asian Americans cast them as likely alien subversives whose activities needed monitoring follo
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : Asian American racial formation and the image of American democracy -- Legislating nonwhite crossings into white suburbia -- Living in the suburbs, becoming Americans -- Asian American firsts and the progress toward racial integration -- McCarran Act persecutions and the fight for alien rights -- Advancing racial equality and internationalism through immigration reform -- Conclusion : Cold War America and the appeal to see past race.

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During the Cold War, Soviet propaganda highlighted U.S. racism in order to undermine the credibility of U.S. democracy. In response, incorporating racial and ethnic minorities in order to affirm that America worked to ensure the rights of all and was superior to communist countries became a national imperative. In Citizens of Asian America , Cindy I-Fen Cheng explores how Asian Americans figured in this effort to shape the credibility of American democracy, even while the perceived ""foreignness"" of Asian Americans cast them as likely alien subversives whose activities needed monitoring follo

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