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Hmong in Wisconsin

Author / Creator
Vue, Mai Zong, author
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"One of Wisconsin's more recent immigrant groups, the Hmong were recruited by the CIA to fight communists in their home country of Laos during the Secret War of the 1960s and 1970s. When Saigon fel...

"One of Wisconsin's more recent immigrant groups, the Hmong were recruited by the CIA to fight communists in their home country of Laos during the Secret War of the 1960s and 1970s. When Saigon fell in 1975, the surviving Hmong had to flee for their lives, ending up in refugee camps in Thailand for many years before being relocated to the United States and other countries. Wisconsin is now home to the third largest Hmong population in the country, following California and Minnesota. Told with a mixture of scholarly research and personal experience of the author, who grew up in a Thai refugee camp, Hmong in Wisconsin shares the story of this perilous journey and the Hmong's experiences adapting to life in Wisconsin communities"--

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Creator
Mai Zong Vue
Format
Books
Publication
  • Madison : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, [2020]
  • ©2020
Physical Details
  • 101 pages ; illustrations, map : 23 cm
ISBNs
0870209434, 0870209426, 9780870209437, 9780870209420
OCLC
on1114284358

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 91 to 94) and index.
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