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New PDF release: A People's History of the Hmong

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By Paul Hillmer

ISBN-10: 0873517261

ISBN-13: 9780873517263

ISBN-10: 0873519604

ISBN-13: 9780873519601

Over the centuries, the Hmong have known as many locations domestic, together with China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and such a lot lately France, Australia, and the us. Their new acquaintances, although welcoming, may perhaps recognize little approximately how they've got come to those areas or their perspectives on relationships, faith, or paintings. Now, in A People's historical past of the Hmong, consultant voices supply their community's tale, spanning 4 thousand years to the current day.

"This used to be the lifetime of our Hmong people," recollects Pa Seng Thao, one of the who describe farming villages within the mountains of Laos. Others support us comprehend the Hmong event throughout the Vietnam battle, quite while the U.S. army pulled out of Laos, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of Hmong allies. Readers examine firsthand of the hardships of refugee camps and the demanding situations of creating a house abroad, with a brand new language and customs. Drawing on greater than 200 interviews, historian Paul Hillmer assembles a compelling heritage within the phrases of the folks who lived it.

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