America for Americans
A History of Xenophobia in the United States
An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact.
The Making of Asian America
Awarded the 2015 -2016 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Adult Non-Fiction from the American Library Association
Immigrant Gateway to America
Angel Island reframes our understanding of both the Angel Island Immigration Station and America’s complicated relationship to immigration. (Co-authored with Judy Yung and sponsored by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation to commemorate the immigration station’s centennial).
At America’s Gates
Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943
At America’s Gates explores how the Chinese exclusion laws not only transformed Chinese American lives, immigration patterns, identities, and families but also recast the United States into a “gatekeeping nation.”