From Lady Liberty to Gold Mountain: An Examination of Chinese, Japanese and Italian Immigrants to the United States

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2019-05-01
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Barnes, Lauren
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Beginning in 1850, America’s doors really opened to the rest of the world, and the United States became a popular destination for people seeking life-altering changes. These people met prejudice and pressures to assimilate, but also formed strong communities, and developed identities unique from that of their home countries. In this thesis, I examine the plight and the triumph of Italian, Chinese and Japanese immigrants as they established new communities and grappled with their changing sense of self spurred on by their move across the ocean. In order to capture the immigrant experience from the immigrant perspective, I rely heavily on immigrant memoirs, autobiographies, and other sources written in the immigrant voice.

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