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Angel Island Research Books and Websites

By Fern Glazer

Books

At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee (University of North Carolina Press)

Laws Harsh As Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law by Lucy E. Salyer (University of North Carolina Press)

In Search of Equality: The Chinese Struggle Against Discrimination in Nineteenth-Century America
by Charles J. McClain (University of California Press)

Chinese American Names: Tradition and Transition by Emma Woo Louie (McFarland & Company)

Entry Denied: Exclusion and the Chinese Community in America, 1882-1943 by Sucheng Chan (Temple University Press)

Websites

Angel Island: Immigrant Journeys of Chinese Americans

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

Angel Island Immigration Station Poetry

Chinese Immigration and the Chinese in the United States

National Archives and Record Administration Early Arrivals Record Search 

casefiles.berkeley.edu
(partial name index to Angel Island immigrant investigation case files)
 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Pacific Region

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