Author: Shawn Wong
Date Published: January 1997
Edition: 1st Edition
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Ishmael Reed.
I. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, MEMOIR, AND NONFICTION ESSAY.
Rendezvous, Frank Chin (b. 1940).
The Making of More Americans, Maxine Hong Kingston (b. 1940).
Mother Tongue, Amy Tan (b. 1952).
The Color Yellow: Working Class, Asian American, Women and Feminism, Connie Ching So (b. 1964).
Sui Sin Far (1867-914).
1936, Toshio Mori (b. 1910).
Quicker with Arrows, Bienvenido Santos (b. 1911).
The Romance of Magno Rubio, Carlos Bulosan (b. 1913-1956).
Las Vegas Charley, Hisaye Yamamoto (b. 1921).
Falling Free, Diana Chang (b. 1934).
Nobody’s Hero, Lonny Kaneko (b. 1939).
The Management of Grief, Bharati Mukherjee (b. 1940).
Sing Song Plain Song, Jeffrey Paul Chan (b. 1942).
Spoils of War, Janice Mirikitani (b. 1942).
The Blossoming of Bongbong, Jessica Hagedorn (b. 1949).
Primo Doesn’t Take Back Bottles Anymore, Darrell H.Y. Lum (b. 1950).
Intermediate School Hapai, O. Wini Terada (b?).
First Love, R. A. Sasaki (b. 1952).
A Spell of Kona Weather, Sylvia Watanabe (b. 1952).
Backdaire, Fae Myenne Ng (b. 1956).
Waiting for Mr. Kim, Carol Roh-Spaulding (b. 1962).
Those Years, T. C. Hou (b. ?).
Leda, Robert Ji-Song Ku (b. 1964).
Kelly, Monique Thuy-Dung Truong (b. 1968).
Legends from Camp, Lawson Fusao Inada (b. 1938).
The Naturalization of Camellia Song, Woo Ping Chin (b. 1945).
In My Mother’s Dream.
Seven Vietnamese Boys.
The Country of Dreams and Dust, Russell Leong (b. 1950).
Alan Valeriano Sees a Lynch Mob, Vince Gotera (b. 1952).
Dance of the Letters.
Vietnam Era Vet.
How I Got That Name, Marilyn Chin (b. 1955).
A Break in the Rain.
Elegy for Chloe Nguyen.
Resistance: A Poem on Ikat Cloth, Kimiko Hahn (b. 1955).
The Youngest Daughter, Cathy Song (b. 1955).
Easter: Waihiawa, 1959.
Into Such Assembly, Myung Mi Kim (9b. 1957).
A Rose of Sharon.
The Cleaving, Li-Young Lee (b. 1957).
The Music Lessons, Wakako Yamauchi (b. 1924).
Alternate Table of Contents by Theme.
BooknewsSpecialist in slavery Finkelman (American history, U. of Miami- Coral Gables) argues that slavery was a central issue in the founding of the US, that slaveowners dominated the government from 1787 to 1819, and that the institution of slavery radically altered the country's development. He shows that next to land, slaves were the most valuable property, and that even people such as Jefferson who feared the effect of slavery on society feared emancipation and free blacks even more. He thinks the Garrisonian abolitionists offered an accurate interpretation of the Constitution but that they were mistaken to absent themselves from politics rather than fight for reform. Earlier versions of some of the chapters have been published elsewhere. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)