Meantime, of “Asian Indians” (people from the northwestern

Meantime, thefirst pattern of arrivals of Asians to America –
in any significant numbers – were the Chinese, in who were pushed out of
their homeland but also drawn to the opportunities for employment in
Hawaii, the American West, and British Columbia.There were also Korean,
Filipino and Japanese immigrants who followed a second pattern, which was
bolstered by a vigorous recruitment effort on the part of sugar plantation
owners in Hawaii.The cultivation of sugar was a growth industry in
Hawaii, and workers were needed, and were welcomed from those three Asian
nations.The third pattern of Asian immigrants mentioned by the author was
groups of “Asian Indians” (people from the northwestern region of India)
who purchased passage to Canada and the Pacific Coast of America.
These three patterns of immigration into the U.S. and Canada,
by Asians from five different nations were only a small part of a much
larger “global phenomenon” occurring in this time period – and the author
describes it thoroughly on page 4.”The capitalist form of production,
under which goods are produced for sale in order to make the largest profit
possible and workers receive wages for selling their labor,” appearedfirst
in England, then elsewhere in Western Europe, and then in the United
States.Workers were moved across “national boundaries to enable
entrepreneurs to exploit natural resources in more and more parts of the
world,” Chan continues.The colonial governments such as England, in many
cases, were not hesitant to bring in workers from the far corners of the
globe when the indigenous populations in those conquered colonies could not
provide a sufficient workforce for the exploitation of the natural
resources in those colonies.That was a large part of the global
phenomenon of workers moving from place to place – beyond the basic
emigration which was already taking place…