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“Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America” Book Launch at Fort Mason
August 7, 2010 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
CHSA continues to mark the centennial of the Angel Island Immigration Station opening with a co-sponsorship of the book ANGEL ISLAND: Immigrant Gateway to America.
This special reading will be held by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation on Saturday, August 7th, 2010 from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Fort Mason Center (at Laguna & Marina Blvd) in Building A, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco, CA 94123.
In this landmark book, historians Erika Lee and Judy Yung provide the first comprehensive history of the Angel Island Immigration Station. Drawing on extensive new research, including immigration records, oral histories, and newly-discovered inscriptions on the barrack walls, the authors produce a sweeping yet intensely personal history of Chinese “paper sons,” Japanese picture brides, Korean students, South Asian political activists, Russian and Jewish refugees, Mexican families, Filipino repatriates, and many others from around the world.
Book sales & signing will follow the reading, along with refreshments. Please visit www.aiisf.org for more information.