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date: 19 August 2019

Asian American Suburban Culture since World War II 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History
Author(s):
Mark PadoongpattMark Padoongpatt

Before World War II, Asian immigrants and Asian Americans were largely restricted to living in urban slums with decrepit housing and infrastructure, poor amenities, overcrowding, and disease. However, significant numbers—especially Japanese, Filipino, and South Asians—worked and settled in neighborhoods and small towns in the rural fringes and unincorporated areas of metropolitan industrial centers, dating back to the mid-1800s.... ...

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