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A railroad on Gold mountain :

Chinese Americans

Author - Fay Chiang
Publisher -
Pages - 16
ISBN - 9780021825073


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On Gold Mountain :

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Lisa See
Publisher - RosettaBooks
Pages - 448
ISBN - 079530496X


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Detail - When she was a girl, Lisa See spent summers in the cool, dark recesses of her family’s antiques store in Los Angeles Chinatown. There, her grandmother and great-aunt told her intriguing, colorful stories about their family’s past--stories of missionaries, concubines, long wars, glamorous nightclubs, and the determined struggle to triumph over racist laws and discrimination. They spoke of how Lisa’s great-great-grandfather emigrated from his Chinese village to the United States to work on the building of the transcontinental railroad as an herbalist; how his son followed him, married a Caucasian woman, and despite great odds, went on to become one of the most prominent Chinese on “Gold Mountain” (the Chinese name for the United States). s an adult, See spent five years collecting the details of her family’s remarkable history. She interviewed nearly one hundred relatives--both Chinese and Caucasian, rich and poor--and pored over documents at the National Archives and several historical societies, searching in countless attics, basements, and closets for the intimate nuances of her ancestors’ lives. The result is a vivid, sweeping family portrait in the tradition of Alex Haley’s Roots that is at once particular and universal, telling the story not only of one family, but of the Chinese people in America itself, a country that both welcomes and reviles immigrants like no other culture in the world.

Ghosts of Gold Mountain : The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

History

Author - Gordon H. Chang
Publisher - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages - 304
ISBN - 1328618617


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Detail - A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now. From across the sea, they came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes in America. Converging on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad, the migrants spent years dynamiting tunnels through the snow-packed cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laying tracks across the burning Utah desert. Their sweat and blood fueled the ascent of an interlinked, industrial United States. But those of them who survived this perilous effort would suffer a different kind of death—a historical one, as they were pushed first to the margins of American life and then to the fringes of public memory. In this groundbreaking account, award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, The Ghosts of Gold Mountain returns these “silent spikes” to their rightful place in our national saga.

On Gold Mountain : The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family

California

Author - Lisa See
Publisher - Vintage
Pages - 394
ISBN - 9780099409823


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Detail - When she was a girl, Lisa See spent summers in the cool, dark recesses of her family`s antiques store in Los Angeles' Chinatown. There, her grandmother and great-aunt told her intriguing, colourful stories about their family`s past - stories of missionaries, concubines, tong wars, glamorous nightclubs, and the determined struggle to triumph over racist laws and discrimination. They spoke of how Lisa`s great-great-grandfather emigrated from his Chinese village to the United States, and how his son followed him. As an adult, See spent fives years collecting the details of her family`s remarkable history. She interviewd nearly one hundred relatives and pored over documents at the National Archives, the immigration office, and in countless attics, basements, and closets for the initmate nuances of her ancestors` lives. The result is a vivid, sweeping family portriat that is att once particular and universal, telling the story not only of one family, but of the Chinese people in America - and of America itself, a country that both welcomes and reviles its immigrants like no other culture in the world.

Escape to Gold Mountain : A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America

Juvenile Nonfiction

Author - David H.T. Wong
Publisher - arsenal pulp press
Pages - 256
ISBN - 1551524775


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Detail - This is a vivid graphic history of the Chinese experience in North America over the last 150 years, beginning with the immigration of Chinese to "Gold Mountain" (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) in the 1800s that resulted in decades of discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones. Based on historical documents and interviews with elders, the book is also the epic story of the Wong family as they traverse these challenges with hope and determination, creating an immigrant's legacy in their new home of North America. David H.T. Wong is an architect and historian.

Tales from Gold Mountain :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Paul Yee
Publisher - Groundwood Books Ltd
Pages - 64
ISBN - 155498243X


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Detail - Winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, the IODE Violet Downey Book Award and the IODE National Chapter Award Drawing on the real background of the Chinese role in the gold rush, the building of the railway and the settling of the west coast in the nineteenth century, noted historian and children’s author Paul Yee has created eight original stories that combine the rough-and-tumble adventure of frontier life with the rich folk traditions that these immigrants brought from China. These tales are funny, sad, romantic and earthy, but ultimately, as a collection, they reflect the gritty optimism of the Chinese who overcame prejudice and adversity to build a unique place for themselves in North America.

Dragon's Gate :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Laurence Yep
Publisher - Perfection Learning
Pages - 335
ISBN - 9780780747210


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Detail - The prequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Dragonwings. In rural China in 1865, 14-year-old Otter begins his journey to America to meet his father and legendary uncle on the transcontinental railroad. In the freezing mountains of the Sierras, Otter begins to discover himself and what he's made of.

Journey to Gold Mountain : The Chinese in Nineteenth-century America

Juvenile Nonfiction

Author - Rebecca Stefoff, Ronald T. Takaki
Publisher - Chelsea House Pub
Pages - 126
ISBN - 9780791021774


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Detail - Describes the experiences of Chinese immigrants who took part in the California Gold Rush and the building of the transcontinental railroad

Student Almanac of Asian American History: From Gold Mountain to picture brides, 1848-1924 :

Almanacs, American

Author -
Publisher - Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages - 143
ISBN - 9780313326035


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Detail - Uses primary source documents, maps, charts, and statistics to trace the history and contributions of Asian-Americans from their first travels across the Pacific to the present day.

Chinese Laundries : Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain

History

Author - John Jung
Publisher - Lulu.com
Pages - 238
ISBN - 1430329793


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Detail - A social history of the role of the Chinese laundry on the survival of early Chinese immigrants in the U.S.during the Chinese Exclusion law period, 1882-1943, and in Canada during the years of the Head Tax, 1885-1923, and exclusion law, 1923-1947. Why and how Chinese got into the laundry business and how they had to fight discriminatory laws and competition from white-owned laundries to survive. Description of their lives, work demands, and living conditions. Reflections by a sample of children who grew up living in the backs of their laundries provide vivid first-person glimpses of the difficult lives of Chinese laundrymen and their families.

Gold Mountain Turned to Dust : Essays on the Legal History of the Chinese in the Nineteenth-century American West

History

Author - John R. Wunder
Publisher -
Pages - 200
ISBN - 9780826359384


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Detail - This legal history of the Chinese experience in the American West, based on the author's lifetime of research in legal sources all over the West--from California to Montana to New Mexico--serves as a basic account of the legal treatment of Chinese immigrants in the West.

Surviving on the Gold Mountain : A History of Chinese American Women and Their Lives

Social Science

Author - Huping Ling
Publisher - SUNY Press
Pages - 252
ISBN - 9780791438633


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Detail - The first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years.