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Lobb, Nancy
January 2008
16 Extraordinary Asian Americans, 2nd Edition;2008, preceding p1
Book Chapter
A section of the book "16 Extraordinary Asian Americans" is presented. It provides an overview of the history of the presence of Asians in the U.S. Asians first came to the U.S. in the 1800s in search of economic opportunity. Many Asians also moved to the country to escape war in their native lands. According to the 2000 census, there were 10,250,000 Asian Americans in the U.S.


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