"The history of Asian Americans is both a tale of hope and opportunity, as well as menial labor, prejudice, and a hostile legal system. . . . The author analyzes how U.S. immigration policies and laws have shaped Asian American communities. . . . Limited to the six largest groupsChinese, Filipino, Japanese, Asian Indian, Korean, and Vietnamesethe study includes the effects of immigration laws on Asian American attitudes towards education, political participation, and self-identity. . . . This is a commendable and gripping 'read' promoting a better understanding of the 150 years of Asian American experiences."Choice. "A valuable chronicle of the many barriers that Asian immigrants have faced. . . . Hing buttresses his thorough analysis by excerpting every significant law and court ruling on Asian immigration."ReasonHing, Bill Ong is the author of 'Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy 1850-1990 ' with ISBN 9780804723602 and ISBN 0804723605.