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Unformatted text preview: ASAMST 20A: Week 4 Lec 1/2 12/02/2008 17:09:00 ← Major point: although there are major similarities between Korean, Filipino, Asian Indian migration in the U.S. similar to Chinese and Japanese migrations, there are major differences. • They all did similar jobs, but the Korea/Filipino/Asian Indians had to fight against anti-colonial movements ← ← • Similarities between Koreans, Asian Indians, and Filipinos and Chinese and Japanese migrants in the late 19 th and early 20 th century o Labor o Koreans labored in Hawaiian sugar plantation; in mines, railroads, salmon fisheries, as janitors and domestic workers; most are agricultural laborers Comprised a small number in US o Asian Indians worked on railroads, in lumber mills, and as agricultural laborers Came to US I 19 th century 1857 early appearance of Indian for Gold rush in California Immigration officer referred as Indians (Hindu) which in retrospect seems like a no brainer 85 percent were Sihks, Hindus were rare did not represent composition of Indians from “Penjab” “penjab” population were predominately Muslim, the Sikhs were in pursuance of independence from Britain found job in iron factory, agricultural jobs in Cali, o Filipinos worked on Hawaiian sugar plantations; in Alaskan canneries; as janitors, dishwashers, and houseboys, most worked as agricultural workers Filipinos in Hawaii outnumbered those in US Turn of the century, Hawaii was in need of workers of Chinese...
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- Spring '08
- Indian American, Bhagat Singh Thind, Asian Indians