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Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Jigna Desai and Khyati Y. Joshi


The migrations of Manilamen, Bengali Muslim peddlers, and Chinese merchants and coolies extend the history of Asian Americans in the South into the early nineteenth and twentieth century. Between 1950 and 2000, the Asian American population in the American South increased more than one hundred times, much higher than the national average and the greatest increase among all regions of the United States. Extending the understanding of race and ethnicity in the South beyond the prism of black–white relations, this book explores the growth, impact, and significance of rapidly growing Asian America ... More

Keywords: race, ethnicity, Asian Americans, American South, black–white relations, Asian American migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037832
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jigna Desai, editor
University of Minnesota

Khyati Y. Joshi, editor
Fairleigh Dickinson University

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