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By Paul Hillmer

Over the centuries, the Hmong have known as many locations domestic, together with China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and such a lot lately France, Australia, and the U.S.. Their new friends, although welcoming, might understand little approximately how they've got come to those locations or their perspectives on relationships, faith, or artwork. Now, in A People's background of the Hmong, consultant voices provide their community's tale, spanning 4 thousand years to the current day.

"This was once the lifetime of our Hmong people," recalls Pa Seng Thao, one of the who describe farming villages within the mountains of Laos. Others aid us comprehend the Hmong adventure in the course of the Vietnam warfare, relatively whilst the U.S. army pulled out of Laos, forsaking hundreds of thousands of Hmong allies. Readers research firsthand of the hardships of refugee camps and the demanding situations of constructing a house abroad, with a brand new language and customs. Drawing on greater than 2 hundred interviews, historian Paul Hillmer assembles a compelling historical past within the phrases of the folk who lived it.

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