Raymond Starr, Book Review Editor
Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans: A Pictorial Essay. By Fred Cordova. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. 1983. Illustrations. Index. 235 Pages. Price Unavailable.
Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans is an oral and pictorial history of one of the largest ethnic groups found in Western United States. Since it was done by the Demonstration Project for Asian Americans of Seattle, the book is distorted toward the Filipino experience in Seattle and the Northwest. There are apparently no references to San Diego despite the fact that the San Diego Filipino American community is one of the largest in the nation. If the geographical limitations are taken into account, Forgotten Asian Americans gives the reader a good “feel” for the Filipino experience in America.