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Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties

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The political ferment of the 1960s produced not only the Civil Rights Movement but others in its wake: women’s liberation, gay rights, Chicano power, and the Asian American Movement. Here is a definitive history of the social and cultural movement that knit a hugely disparate and isolated set of communities into a political identity—and along the way created a racial group ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Verso (first published May 12th 2015)
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Elizabeth OH
Nov 25, 2016 Elizabeth OH rated it it was amazing
A necessary read for Asian Americans wanting to learn about their activist history and gain insight on the goals of the movement in the 1960s.
Tonstant Weader
Mar 12, 2016 Tonstant Weader rated it really liked it
Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties is a history of the formation of Asian American identity and movement-building written by one of the participants. Karen L. Ishizuka not only was part of the movement, so were her husband and her extended family. This not only gives her history immediacy, it also gives her access and credibility to interview many of the participants who could be more candid with a fellow traveler than with an outsider.

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Miriam
Apr 20, 2016 Miriam rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: students & participants in community & radical movements
Every now and then someone gets pissed enough to poke the model minority myth of Asian American passivity in the eye. Karen Ishizuka’s new book does that with the thick fingers of leaders and foot soldiers of the Asian Pacific Islanders movement of the Long Sixties. The book combines firsthand accounts from activists with analysis by intellectuals from many traditions and ethnicities. Chapters capture the rage, adrenaline, and crazy creativity necessary to create a shared, radical sense of ...more
Read Ng
Apr 10, 2016 Read Ng rated it really liked it
This was a GoodReads giveaway win.

Not my usual preferred reading material.

Enlightenment. It was a term I recall from my younger days. This book provided Enlightenment.

As an Asian American, I found this book to be insightful of events in US history that have made me the person that I am. I was unfortunately just a little too young during the "Long Sixties" to have participated in these events. (I do recall the Stockton Yellow Seed group.) The book does provide me some insight into just how much I
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Tiffany
Jun 29, 2016 Tiffany rated it really liked it
Thought-provoking. I found myself put off and in disagreement with some of the liberal commentary, but that's why this book deserves a good rating. It challenged my personal view of experiences as an Asian American who grew up in Kansas. I also had my father (who attended UC Berkeley in the 60s) and brother read it as well so that we could discuss our own experiences.
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May 07, 2016 Juliette rated it really liked it
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I won this book on Goodreads. It is a very informative books worth reading. It is well-written, and easy to read. I really enjoyed the first part of the book "American Chop Suey" and the last one "Finding our Truth".
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