Presidio Book Club

Saturday, Nov 18, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

Presidio Trust

Erika Lee + Judy Yung, Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (Oxford University Press, 2010)

The traditional book club has been reimagined as an inclusive public program that anyone can take part in, whether or not they’ve read the book. Enjoy contextualizing remarks by Presidio Trust historian, Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov, and then participate in or just listen to the facilitated discussion of both the book and the general topic that follows. Think of this as part book club, part graduate seminar, part Parisian salon. This three-month series explores how Californians have understood racial and ethnic differences from 1846 to 1940 and how those understandings have been translated into law and policy. All titles are available for purchase at the Presidio Visitor Center.

At this Event

From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco served as the processing and detention center for over one million people from around the world. The majority of newcomers came from China and Japan, but there were also immigrants from India, the Philippines, Korea, Russia, Mexico, and over seventy other countries. The stories of these immigrants and their experiences provides a more complete and complicated history of immigration to America.

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