Koreans are relative newcomers to North America: the 100th anniversary of Korean immigration to the United States was officially celebrated in 2003. On January 13, 1903, a ship carrying 102 Korean men, women, and children landed in Hawaii, which was then a U.S. possession. From this modest beginning, however, the Korean community in North America has grown to number more than 1.3 million-in spite of decades of discriminatory immigration policies designed to keep Koreans and other Asians out. Such policies, both in the United States and Canada, weren't fully revoked until the 1960s.This book takes an in-depth look at the experience of Korean immigrants. It examines the reasons why they have left their homeland, what they have found on North American shores, and how their presence will continue to change the face of Canada and the United States in the 21st century.
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