The Third Asiatic Invasion: "migration And Empire In Filipino America, 1898-1946" by Rick BaldozThe Third Asiatic Invasion: "migration And Empire In Filipino America, 1898-1946" by Rick Baldoz

The Third Asiatic Invasion: "migration And Empire In Filipino America, 1898-1946"

byRick Baldoz

Paperback | February 28, 2011

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The first half of the twentieth century witnessed a wave of Filipino immigration to the United States, following in the footsteps of earlier Chinese and Japanese immigrants, the first and second “Asiatic invasions.” Perceived as alien because of their Asian ethnicity yet legally defined as American nationals granted more rights than other immigrants, Filipino American national identity was built upon the shifting sands of contradiction, ambiguity, and hostility.

Rick Baldoz explores the complex relationship between Filipinos and the U.S. by looking at the politics of immigration, race, and citizenship on both sides of the Philippine-American divide: internationally through an examination of American imperial ascendancy and domestically through an exploration of the social formation of Filipino communities in the United States. He reveals how American practices of racial exclusion repeatedly collided with the imperatives of U.S. overseas expansion. A unique portrait of the Filipino American experience, The Third Asiatic Invasion links the Filipino experience to that of Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Chinese and Native Americans, among others, revealing how the politics of exclusion played out over time against different population groups.

Weaving together an impressive range of materials—including newspapers, government reports, legal documents and archival sources—into a seamless narrative, Baldoz illustrates how the quixotic status of Filipinos played a significant role in transforming the politics of race, immigration and nationality in the United States.

Title:The Third Asiatic Invasion: "migration And Empire In Filipino America, 1898-1946"Format:PaperbackDimensions:309 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 28, 2011Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814791093

ISBN - 13:9780814791097

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"The Third Asiatic Invasion is a major contribution toward understanding the unstable status of Filipinos in America during this period, and it sheds light on the similarities and differences between the earlier period of American empire and today's globalization."-Journal of World History,