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New York Before Chinatown: Orientalism & the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882
John Kuo Wei Tchen (au). Offers a provocative look at the role Chinese people, things, & ideas played in the fashioning of Amer. culture & politics. Piecing together various historical fragments & anecdotes from the years before Chinatown emerged in the late 1870s, Tchen redraws Manhattan’s historical landscape & broadens our understanding of the role of port cultures in the making of Amer. identities. Explores Amer. fascination with Asia as a source of luxury items, cultural taste, & lucrative trade. Explains how Chinese, European-Amer. in Yellowface, & various caricatures became objects of curiosity. Shows how Americans’ attitude toward the Chinese changed from fascination to demonization, leading to the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Acts beginning in 1882. Ill.
U.F.O.s: The Sighting of Alien People & Spacecraft From the Earliest Centuries to the Present Day
Around the American Table: Treasured Recipes & Food Traditions from the American Cookery Collections of the New York Public Library
Birding for Beginners: A Comprehensive Introduction to Bird Watching
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Sherlock Holmes Victorian Cookbook: Favourite Recipes of the Great Detective & Dr. Watson
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