Filipinos in Washington, D.C.

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Overview
Filipinos arrived in the Washington, D.C., area shortly after 1900 upon the annexation of the Philippines to the United States. These new settlers included students, soldiers, seamen, and laborers. Within four decades, they became permanent residents, military servicemen, government workers, and community leaders. Although numerous Filipinos now live in the area, little is known about the founders of the Filipino communities. Images of America: Filipinos in Washington, D.C. captures an ethnic history and documents historical events and political transitions that occurred here.
Details
ISBN: 9780738566207
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: District of Columbia
Series: Images of America
Images: 214
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Rita M. Cacas is a native Washingtonian and daughter of one of the Depression-era pioneers. A longtime federal government employee, Cacas previously worked at the National Gallery of Art and currently works at the U.S. National Archives. Juanita Tamayo Lott was raised in San Francisco, but her adulthood has been spent in the Washington, D.C., area. She is a retired federal senior demographer, policy analyst, and special assistant to the U.S. Census Bureau director. She cofounded the first U.S. Filipino American Studies at San Francisco State in 1969 and the Filipino American Studies Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007.