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Filipino American History, Life & Values

(see also Asian American History, Life & Values: General, Philippines, Philippines: US Colonial Period & Philippines: Marcos Era).

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On the Web: Articles

Borderless World Does Not Preclude the Idea of a Home. Patricia Evangelista, Inquirer News Service (5/23/04). Prize-winning speech about diaspora & consciousness.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Filipinas Magazine.

Filipino American National Historical Society.


Sipa Mabuhay

In the Library: Articles

Allen, James P. "Recent immigration from the Philippines & Filipino communities in the US," Geographical Review 76 (1977):195-208.

Aquino, Belinda A. "Filipino women workers in Hawaii," Filipinas 1,1 (1980):81-95.

Azuma, Eiichiro. "Racial struggle, immigrant nationalism & ethnic minority: Japanese & Filipinos in the California Delta, 1930-1941," Pacific Historical Review 67 (1998):163-200.

De Vera, Arleen. "The Tapia-Saiki incident: interethnic conflict & Filipino responses to the Anti-Filipino Exclusion Movement," in V.J. Matsumoto & B. Allmendinger (eds.) Over the Edge: Remapping the American West (Berkeley: U. California, 1999).

Evangelista, Susan. "Filipinos in America: literature as history," Philippine Studies 36,1 (1988):36-53.

Fabros Jr., Alex S. "When Hilario met Sally," Filipinas (2/95). On the fight against US anti-miscegenation laws.

Friday, Chris. "Asian American labor & historical interpretation," Labor History 35,4 (fall 94):524-.

Jensen, Joan M. "Women on the Pacific Rim: some thoughts on border crossings," Pacific Historical Review 67 (1998):3-40.

Kavanagh, Joseph J. SJ. "Hilario Camino Moncado," Philippine Studies 4,3 (1958):433-40. Life of Filipino politician & "folk saint" (1898-1956), a long-time resident & activist in Hawaii & mainland, who founded the Filipino Federation of America.

Lee, Robert G. "The hidden world of Asian immigrant radicalism," in P. Buhle & D. Georgakas (eds.) The Immigrant Left in the US (Albany: SUNY, 1996).

Mangiafico, Luciano. "The Philippines," in ? (ed.) Contemporary American Immigrants (NY, 1988).

Melendy, H. Brett. "California's discrimination against Filipinos, 1927-1935," in Daniels & Olin (eds.) Racism in California (NY, 1972), pp. 141-51.

__________. "Filipinos in the US," Pacific Historical Review 43,4 (1974):520-47.

Parrenas, Rachel Salazar. "'White trash' meets the 'little brown monkey': the taxi dance hall as a site of interracial & gender alliances between White working class women & Filipino immigrant men in the 1920s & 30s," Amerasia Journal 24,2 (sum 98):115-34.

Pido, Antonio J.A. "Braindrain Filipinos," Society 14,6 (9-10/77):50-53.

Posadas, Barbara M. "Celebrating Rizal Day: the emergence of a Filipino tradition in 20th-c. Chicago," in Gutierrez & Fabre (eds.) Feasts & Celebrations in North American Ethnic Communities (Albuquerque: U. New Mexico, 1995).

__________ & Roland L. Guyotte. "Filipinos & race in 20th-c. Chicago: the impact of polarization between Blacks & Whites," Amerasia Journal 24,2 (sum 98):135-54.

Rabaya, Violet. "Filipino immigration: the creation of a new social problem," in Amy Takichi (ed.) Roots: An Asian-American Reader (Los Angeles, 1971), pp. 188-200.

San Buenaventura, Steffi. "Filipino folk spirituality & immigration: from mutual aid to religion," Amerasia Journal 22,1 (spr 96):1-30.

San Juan, E. "One hundred years of producing & reproducing 'the Filipino'," Amerasia Journal 24,2 (sum 98):1-34.

Sengupta, Somini. "Reflections of a labor legend," Filipinas (7/93). On Farm Workers Union leader Philip Vera Cruz.

Silva, John. "Little Brown Brother's St. Louis blues," Filipinas (5/93):14-18. On treatment of Philippines & Filipinos at 1904 St. Louis Exposition.

Zwick, Jim. "The Anti-Imperialist League & the origins of Filipino-American oppositional solidarity," Amerasia Journal 24,2 (sum 98):65-86.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Andrada, Belen. The Filipino Experience in Minnesota, 1918-1953 (Minneapolis, 1977).

Aquino, Valentin R. The Filipino Community in Los Angeles (San Francisco, 1974).

Araneta, Salvador. Reflections of a Filipino Exile (Fullerton CA, 1979).

Ave, Mario P. Characteristics of Filipino Organizations in Los Angeles (San Francisco, 1974).

Bonus, Rick. Locating Filipino Americans: Ethnicity & the Cultural Politics of Space (Philadelphia: Temple U., 2000).

__________ & Linda Trinh Vo (eds.) Contemporary Asian American Communities: Intersections & Divergences (Philadelphia: Temple U., 2002).

Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra. Philippine Woman in America: Essays (Quezon City: New Day, 1991).

Buaken, Manuel. I Have Lived with the American People (Caldwell ID: Caxton, 1948).

Bulosan, Carlos. America is in the Heart: A Personal History (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1946).

__________. Sound of Falling Light: Letters in Exile (ed. Dolores S. Feria; Quezon City, 1960).

__________. The Power of the People (Guelph ONT, 1977).

__________. If You Want to Know What We Are: A Carlos Bulosan Reader (Minneapolis, 1983).

__________. On Becoming Filipino: Selected Writings of Carlos Bulosan (ed. E. San Juan; Philadelphia: Temple, 1995).

__________. All the Conspirators (Pasig City: Anvil, 1998).

California Department of Industrial Relations. Facts About Filipino Immigration into California (San Francisco, 1974).

Canillo, Alex & others. Pinoy Know Yourself: An Introduction to the Filipino American Experience (Santa Cruz CA: Third World Teaching Resource Center, 1975).

Cariaga, Roman R. The Filipinos in Hawaii (San Francisco, 1974).

Cariaga, Saturnino Q. Saturnino Q. Cariaga: His American Dream (Fullerton CA, 1988).

Catapusan, B.T. Filipino Social Adjustment in the US (San Francisco, 1974).

Chan, Sucheng. Asian Americans: An Interpretive History (Boston: Twayne, 1991).

Cheng, Lucie & Edna Bonacich (eds.) Labor Immigration under Capitalism: Asian Workers in the US before World War II (Berkeley: U. California, 1984).

Choy, Catherine Ceniza. Empire of Care: Nursing & Migration in Filipino American History (Durham NC: Duke, 2003).

Churchill, Thomas. Triumph over Marcos: A True Story Based on the Lives of Gene Viernes & Silme Domingo, Filipino-American Cannery Union Organizers, their Assassination & the Trial that Followed (Seattle, 1998).

Coloma, Casiano P. A Study of the Filipino Repatriation Movement (San Francisco, 1974).

Commonwealth Club of California. Filipino Immigration (San Francisco, 1929).

Conference on International Migration from the Philippines. Proceedings (Honolulu, 1975).

Cordova, Fred (ed.) Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans. A Pictorial Essay, 1763-ca.1963 (Dubuque IA: Kendall Hunt, 1983).

Crouchett, Lorraine J. Filipinos in California: from the Days of the Galleons to the Present (El Cerrito CA, 1982).

Cruz, Victoria Paz. Filipinas in Migration: Big Bills & Small Change (Quezon City, 1989).

De Vera, Arleen Garcia. An Unfinished Agenda: Filipino Immigrant Workers in the Era of McCarthyism: A Case Study of the Cannery Workers & Farm Laborers' Union, 1948-1955 (unpub. MA thesis; UCLA, 1990).

__________. Constituting Community: A Study of Nationalism, Colonialism, Gender & Idenity among Filipinos in California, 1916-1946 (unpub. PhD: UCLA, 2002).

DeWitt, Howard A. Anti-Filipino Movements in California: A History, Bibliography & Study Guide (San Francisco: R&E Research, 1976).

Feng, Peter X. Identities in Motion: Asian American Film & Video (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).

Daniels, Roger & Spencer C. Olin Jr. (eds.) Racism in California: A Reader in the History of Oppression (NY: Macmillan, 1972).

Dewitt, Howard. Violence in the Fields (Saratoga CA, 1980).

Dizon, Nicolas C. The "Master" vs. Juan de la Cruz (Honolulu, 1931).

Espiritu, Yen Le. Filipino American Lives (Philadelphia: Temple, 1995).

Filipino Oral History Project. Voices: A Filipino American Oral History (Stockton, 1984).

Hunter, Allan A. Out of the Far East (San Francisco, 1974).

Lasker, Bruno. Filipino Immigration to the Continental US & Hawaii (Chicago, 1981).

Lee, Robert. Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture (Philadelphia: Temple, 1999).

McWilliams, Carey. Brothers Under the Skin (Boston: Little, Brown, 1942).

Melendy, Howard Brett. Asians in America: Filipinos, Koreans, & East Indians (Boston: Twayne, 1977).

Menez, Herminia. Folklore Communication among Filipinos in California (NY, 1980).

Morales, Royal F. Makibaka: The Pilipino American Struggle (Los Angeles, 1974).

Morantte, P.C. Remembering Carlos Bulosan (Manila, 1984).

Muñoz, Alfredo. The Filipinos in America (Los Angeles, 1971).

Pascual, Benjamin M. The Happy Times of an Ilocano Boy & Other Essays (Manila, 1989).

Quinsaat, Jesse (ed.). Letters in Exile: An Introductory Reader on the History of Pilipinos in America (Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies, 1976).

Ramirez, Efren. Autobiographical Notes of a Filipino Photographer (San Francisco, 1973).

Rodis, Rodel E. Telltale Signs: Filipinos in America (n.p., 1991).

Saniel, Josefa M. (ed.) The Filipino Exclusion Movement, 1927-1935 (Quezon City, 1967).

San Juan Jr., E. Carlos Bulosan & the Imagination of Class Struggle (Quezon City, 1972).

__________. The Cry & the Dedication: Carlos Bulosan (Philadelphia: Temple, 1995).

Skinner, Michelle C. Balikbayan: A Filipino Homecoming (Honolulu, 1988).

Stickmon, Janet. Crushing Soft Rubies: A Memoir (Piedmont CA: Broken Shackle, 2003).

Wentworth, E.L.C. Philippine Plantation Workers in Hawaii (San Francisco, 1941).

In the Library: Fiction

Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra (ed.) Fiction by Filipinos in America (Quezon City: New Day, 1983).

__________. Contemporary Fiction by Filipinos in America (Pasig City: Anvil, 1999).

Bulosan, Carlos. The Philippines is in the Heart: A Collection of Stories (ed. E. San Juan; Quezon City: New Day, 1978).

__________. The Power of Money & Other Stories (Manila: Kalikasan, 1990).

Chin, Frank; Jeffery Paul Chan, Lawson Fusao Inada & Shawn Wong (eds.) Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers (NY: Anchor, 1975).

Galang, M. Evelina. Her Wild American Self: Short Stories (Minneapolis: Coffee House, 1996).

Hsu, Kai-yu & Helen Palubinskas (eds.) Asian-American Authors (Boston: Houghton & Mifflin, 1972).

Refuerzo, Mauro C. The Bookmark (NY: Vantage, 1970). A Filipino immigrant's search for social justice in San Francisco.

Santos, Bienvenido N. You Lovely People (Manila, 1976). Hard-hitting stories about pre-World War II immigrant experience in America.

__________. What the Hell For You Left Your Heart in San Francisco?: A Novel (Manila, 1987).

Tenorio, Lysley. "Monstress: a short story," Atlantic Monthly (6/03):77-84.

Wand, David Hsin-Fu. Asian-American Heritage: An Anthology of Prose & Poetry (NY: Washington Square, 1974).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

Bulosan, Carlos. Now You Are Still & Other Poems (Manila: Kalikasan, 1990).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Debut" [2003], dir. Gene Cajayon, 94m. Pioneering Filipino American film, a coming-of-age story.

"My America (or Honk If You Love Buddha)" [1997], dir. Renée Tajima-Peña, 87m. From National Video Resources.

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