The Vietnamese Experience in America

The Vietnamese Experience in America

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Baker & Taylor
Tells the stories of Vietnamese who were forced to flee their country with the fall of Saigon in 1975, looks at their experiences in the United States, and discusses the challenges and adjustments they have faced

Ingram Publishing Services

This concise interpretation of the Vietnamese experience in America begins with thefall of Saigon in 1975, when enormous waves of refugees fled Vietnam. It graphically details theirflight to asylum countries in Asia and then to the United States. Based in part on firsthandinterviews, the book recounts vivid stories of the horror of getting out of Vietnam and thedifficulties of starting over in a new country. It emphasizes the resettlement process in the UnitedStates, from the policies of the U.S. government to aspects of community acceptance and conflict,and describes Vietnamese culture and the changes it has undergone in the process of becoming a newVietnamese-American culture. Among the topics addressed are the arrival of the boat people, theorderly departure program, Amerasians, and the integration and adjustment of refugees to Americansociety. The book concludes with a portrait of contemporary Vietnamese-American society and theoutlook for its future.



Indiana University Press

This concise interpretation of the Vietnamese experience in America begins with the fall of Saigon in 1975, when enormous waves of refugees fled Vietnam. It graphically details their flight to asylum countries in Asia and then to the United States. Based in part on firsthand interviews, the book recounts vivid stories of the horror of getting out of Vietnam and the difficulties of starting over in a new country. It emphasizes the resettlement process in the United States, from the policies of the U.S. government to aspects of community acceptance and conflict, and describes Vietnamese culture and the changes it has undergone in the process of becoming a new Vietnamese-American culture. Among the topics addressed are the arrival of the boat people, the orderly departure program, Amerasians, and the integration and adjustment of refugees to American society. The book concludes with a portrait of contemporary Vietnamese-American society and the outlook for its future.



Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1992
ISBN: 9780253349972
0253349974
9780253207111
0253207118
Characteristics: xii, 173 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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