Steve Inskeep talked to Erika about her new book, The Making of Asian America: A History.
From the introduction: “Historian Erika Lee was surprised to learn just how long Asians have lived here. Like many people, she assumed Asians first came to the U.S. in the mid-1800s. You know, they worked in California’s Gold Rush and then built railroads. Researching her new book, ‘The Making Of Asian America,’ Erika Lee found an Asian presence centuries older than that.”