The British East India Company arrived in India in the early s, struggling and nearly begging for the right to trade and do business. Within years the thriving firm of British merchants, backed by its own powerful private army, was essentially ruling India. In the s English power expanded in India, as it would until the mutinies of After those very violent spasms things would change, yet Britain was still in control.
A historical perspective of Americans of Asian Indian origin
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. This is a brief historical perspective of Americans of Asian Indian origin. Having immigrated from India to the USA, I have developed a curiosity about people like myself who have moved to "Amerika". For a long time I hardly knew anything about "Indians in America".
It restricted Asiatics into segregated locations, refused trading licenses except in Asiatic bazaars and pre-war licenses of Asiatics become non-transferable. South African History Online is a non profit organisation. We depend on public support to build our website into the most comprehensive educational resource and encyclopaedia on African history. Your support will help us to build and maintain partnerships with educational institutions in order to strengthen teaching, research and free access to our content. Skip to main content.
Asian-origin populations have historically been in the territory that would become the United States since the 16th century. A first major wave of Asian immigration occurred in the late 19th century, primarily in Hawaii and the West Coast. Asian Americans experienced exclusion, and limitations to immigration, by law from the United States between and , and were largely prohibited from naturalization until the s. Since the elimination of Asian exclusion laws and the reform of the immigration system in the Immigration and Nationality Act of , there has been a large increase in the number of immigrants to the United States from Asia. Malo on the outskirts of New Orleans, Louisiana.