Thesis & Argument Points

Thesis: Vietnamese immigrants were relocated throughout the United States, adapting to an entirely new environment much different from their own. Tu-Anh Nguyen, who was part of an immigrant initiative project by the City of Alexandria, was interviewed to share her experiences as a Vietnamese refugee. Tu-Anh tells a life-changing narrative of her escape from Vietnam and resettlement in the United States as a teenager. 

Argument Points:

  • Tu-Anh’s oral history interview provides a clear depiction of the Vietnamese immigrant experience, highlighting the trauma and suffering in the resettlement process as a political refugee.
  • Tu-Anh’s interview also demonstrates the relationship between  Vietnamese culture  and the acculturation process.
  • Lastly, Tu-Anh’s interview provides insight into  children of Vietnamese refugees and their  experiences growing up in the United States.