1-29-08 Notes - Asian American Study 240 Jan 29th, 2008...

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Asian American Study 240 Jan 29 th , 2008 Where and When to Start? Key Terms Creole o Creolization “International Port Culture” Liminal Lower Manhattan Key Names John Napoo, 24 John Assam, 23 William Assam, 24 Kolochee Key Time 1820s – 1840s
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Usually people start Asian American history in San Francisco, LA, in the West Coast We start at NY, Lower Manhattan, in the East Coast Story of Chinese around 1820s Chinese has a particular kind of social and cultural world Lower Manhattan has an “International Port Culture” o Port cities o A commercial, international, transnational, nodal point of the world Creole- variety Creolization- mixing Lower Manhattan is a socially transient, fluid world Liminal- border easily crossed Chinese New Yorkers were part of the shifting By the 1850s (before the Civil War), Chinese New Yorkers were contributing and part of the society Wards- cities were organized politically by wards
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course AAS 224 taught by Professor Jew during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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1-29-08 Notes - Asian American Study 240 Jan 29th, 2008...

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