An overview of Asian American history, written by an American with Japanese roots, this work of popular history gives voice to Asian Americans past and present. It reveals the aspirations and accomplishments of people who are often seen as foreigners in their own land. Asian Americans are America's latest ethnic success story. Having begun to immigrate to the United States in the nineteenth century, Asian Americans today, made up of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Indians, and other nationalities, are a diverse, yet strikingly accomplished group. Until now, there has been no single overview of Asian American history.