New PDF release: A People's History of the Hmong
By Paul Hillmer
"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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