Filipinos in San Francisco

Filipinos in San Francisco - Images of America

Paperback (14 Feb 2011)

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Tens of thousands of Filipinos who have lived, worked, and raised families for over five generations in this unique city stake their rightful claim to more than a century of shared history in San Francisco. The photographs herein attest to the early arrivals, who came as merchant mariners, businesspeople, scholars, and musicians, as well as agricultural and domestic workers. But their story has often been ignored, told incompletely by others, and edited too selectively by many. The Filipino American experience both epitomizes and defies the traditional immigrant storyline, and these pictures honestly and respectfully document the fruits of their labors, the products of their perseverance, and, at times, their resistance to social exclusion and economic suppression.

Book information

ISBN: 9780738581316
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 299g
Height: 231mm
Width: 165mm
Spine width: 10mm