This book is a chronicle of the 1975 flight of Vietnamese from their country. It traces the departure from Vietnam and the resettlement of 130,000 of these refugees in the United States and focuses on the process by which Vietnamese went from refugees to immigrants.
1. Introduction Part 1: The Departure from Vietnam 2. Leaving Vietnam 3. Who Immigrated: A Profile Part 2: From Refugee to Immigrant 4. Being Processed: The Refugee Camps and Their Organization 5. Being Taught about America: Education and Cultural Orientation in the Refugee Camps 6. Being Sponsored and Resettled Part 3: Into the Lower Classes 7. The Vietnamese in America 8. The Immigration and the Vietnamese