Archive for the ‘Angel Island’ Category

What to do at Angel Island

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The picturesque Angel Island, located in the San Francisco Bay is known for being a favored travel destination that is perfect for a family vacation. The island offers both rugged yet natural hiking trails as well as a paved road around its perimeter for trekking about the island. Mt. Caroline Livermore, the island’s highest point, [...]

The Beginnings of China’s Emigration to America

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

In the 19th century, the United States began experiencing its first substantial waves of immigrants. By the 1840’s, throngs of Irish, German, Dutch, and other nationalities were greatly assisting American westward expansion through their rapidly growing settlements. The California Gold Rush of 1849 helped to bring about the arrival of another ethnic group, the Chinese [...]

The Birth of the Chinese-American

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The United States is a country well known for its immigrant heritage. However, until the middle of the 19th century, almost all immigrants to the US were either of European origin or were African slaves. The California Gold Rush of 1849 marks the first major influx of Chinese into the US. Like all other immigrants [...]

The Poems at Angel Island

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

From 1910 until 1940, Angel Island, located in the San Francisco Bay, served as an immigration processing station. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, disallowing Chinese immigration into the United States, meant that Angel Island was used more as a detain and deport center rather than a processing center. Some Chinese were held in deplorable [...]

American Laws Against Chinese Immigration

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Due largely to the social climate of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Chinese immigrates in the United States faced tremendous hardships. Various laws were passed by misunderstanding US governments who were attempting to protect the jobs of European-Americans from the influx of the Chinese workers. Such laws were intended to quell the growth of [...]