Historically, Filipina/o Americans have been one of the oldest and largest Asian American groups in the United States. In this work of historical scholarship, Dorothy B. Fujita-Rony traces the evolution of Seattle as a major site for Philippine immigration between World Wars I and II and examines the dynamics of the community through the framework of race, place, gender and class. By posting Seattle as a colonial metropolis for Filipna/os in the United States, Fujita-Rony reveals how networks of transpacific trade and militarism encouraged migration to the city, leading to the early establishment of a Filipina/o American community in the area. By the 1920s and 1930s, a vibrant Filipna/o society had developed in Seattle, creating a culture in which members, including some who were not of Filipna/o descent, chose to pursue options in the US or in the Philippines. Those interested in immigration, labour and Asian American history, as well as the history of the US West, should appreciate the author's extensive research, analysis and insight.