28. The Philippines and Pacific Islanders

Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are a diverse group of people who trace their ancestry to various countries and regions in Asia, including East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In addition to the Philippines, Pacific Islanders include people from Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, such as Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji,… Read more“28. The Philippines and Pacific Islanders”

29. Korea, Vietnam and ‘War Immigrants.’

‘War immigrants’ are the rule, not the exception. Nearly every ‘great power’ that waged war abroad over colonies, annexation, or hegemony, has seen the consequence of a sizable in-migration of refugees from those wars. Some sided with them in the fighting, and others fled intolerable conditions. The U.S. is no… Read more“29. Korea, Vietnam and ‘War Immigrants.’”

30. Japanese Americans, the WW2 Camps, and the Rainbow Coalition

Today there are about 1.5 million Japanese Americans in the United States, with the largest numbers living in California and Hawaii. Japanese migration began in the mid-19th century following Japan’s 1868 Meiji Restoration. Japan then underwent significant modernization and Westernization. As part of this process, the Japanese government encouraged emigration… Read more“30. Japanese Americans, the WW2 Camps, and the Rainbow Coalition”

32. Deseret and the Mormon Zion in the West

What was Deseret, and who were the Mormons? Any all-sided history of the Southwest, with its Native peoples, Mexicans, and Spaniards, will be woefully incomplete without a discussion of these questions. In the case of the Mormons and their unique theology, we’ll mainly present it in its own terms, without… Read more“32. Deseret and the Mormon Zion in the West”