BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.2652@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20100919T000000Z DTEND:20100919T000000Z DESCRIPTION:From 1910 to 1940\, over half a million people sailed through t he Golden Gate\, hoping to start a new life in America. But they did not a ll disembark in San Francisco\; instead\, most were ferried across the bay to the Angel Island Immigration Station. For many\, this was the real gat eway to the United States. For others\, it was a prison and their final de stination\, before being sent home.&nbsp\;\n\nIn&nbsp\;<em>Angel Island: I mmigrant Gateway to America</em>\, historians Erika Lee and Judy Yung prov ide the first comprehensive history of the Angel Island Immigration Statio n. Drawing on extensive new research\, including immigration records\, ora l histories\, and inscriptions on the barrack walls\, the authors produce a sweeping yet intensely personal history of Chinese &ldquo\;paper sons\,& rdquo\; Japanese picture brides\, Korean students\, South Asian political activists\, Russian and Jewish refugees\, Mexican families\, Filipino repa triates\, and many others from around the world.&nbsp\;\n\nThere will be a book signing after the program.&nbsp\;Reservations recommended to rsvp@ja nm.org or 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours prior.\n\n<a href="http://www.jan m.org/" target="_blank">www.janm.org</a> SUMMARY:Book Signing: Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America by Erika L ee and Judy Yung URL:/en/events/2010/09/19/book-signing-angel-island-immigrant-gateway-to-a/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR