“The Sun Never Sets opens up radically new ways to think about diaspora that have so far privileged origins. By brilliantly dislodging nation-state derived ideals of origins, immigration, and restriction, the essays in this collection hone in on the lived experiences of sojourning and settlement through the vantage point of the immigrants themselves. An exciting new paradigm for Asian American Studies, The Sun Never Sets will be the point of reference for how to understand immigration in the United States.”
—Sharmila Rudrappa, University of Texas at Austin
"This unique collection spans over 100 years of South Asian migration to the U.S., offering us a rich history of early immigrants and migrants, undocumented workers and ship stowaways, and the anti-colonial activists of the early 20th centuries whose histories have largely been ignored. The essays unfold within a theoretical framework of 'empire and global power' to provide complex analyses of the transnational mobility of understudied populations and feature meticulous archival work that reveals the alliances that early South Asians made with Mexicans, Irish, Chinese, and African Americans."
—Rajini Srikanth, author of Constructing the Enemy: Empathy/Antipathy in U.S. Literature and Law
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