Between Mao and McCarthy: Chinese American Politics in the by Charlotte Brooks

By Charlotte Brooks

During the chilly battle, chinese language american citizens struggled to achieve political impact within the usa. thought of very likely sympathetic to communism, their groups attracted colossal public and govt scrutiny, rather in San Francisco and New York.

Between Mao and McCarthy looks on the divergent ways in which chinese language american citizens in those towns balanced household and foreign pressures through the annoying chilly battle period. On either coasts, chinese language american citizens sought to realize political strength and guard their civil rights, but in simple terms the San Franciscans succeeded. Forging multiracial coalitions and inspiring balloting and average activism, they kept away from the deep divisions and factionalism that ate up their opposite numbers in big apple. Drawing on wide learn in either chinese language- and English-language resources, Charlotte Brooks uncovers the advanced, diversified, and strangely shiny politics of an ethnic workforce looking for its voice and flex its political muscle in chilly conflict America.

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