Activity 1+2 Week 13

The multitude of Vietnamese immigrants after the Vietnam War was due to the new communist government in power. These refugees took to the sea in small boats to seek asylum from various nation states. The Republic’s former ally, the United States, was a popular destination. The wave of refugees would have political, cultural, and economic impact on their new home.

The plan is to use the textual background from the secondary to explain the recordings and photos. I plan on interviewing people, and setting up individual pages for each interview.

The significance of this project is to give the background on how these immigrants and their families came to be here. Most people around the region have been raised up with their own background, not expanding to learn about others. This was set up to show that these immigrants didn’t just simply “show up”. There was a series of events and obstacles and perils to crossing the sea to arrive in a new land. It seeks to give a better look to the term “fresh off the boat”.


Week 11 Blog


Textual analysis can help us discern key words that stand out and are repeated in a subject. Our activity with analyzing certain subject related words helped us to critically think about how those words affected our subjects. The words refugees, for example, was important in the acceptance of Vietnamese immigrants post-war. Immigrants was also used as they were just that. 

Activity 2 Week 11

The word immigrant shows up the most throughout all the sections because the bill was on immigration. The sub-issue of the bill was the concern of the number of refugees and asylees from Vietnam. The word immigration was consistently higher than the other two because of this.

Blog week 10

What critical questions does spatial history raise for your project work? how you consider immigration history?

How fast and far does a certain population expand? The distance between one concentration of a certain population from another.  The use of spatial history can show how a certain group expands overtime.