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Chinese in America: A Narrative History
Iris Chang (au)
The extraordinary history of one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the U.S. In a story that spans 150 years & continues to the present day, Chang tells of a people’s search for a better life -- the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity & a destiny in a strange land, to help build their adopted country, &, to find success. Chronicles the accomplishments in America of Chinese immigrants & their descendants: bldg. the transcont. railroad, working on southern plantations after the Civil War, fighting racist & exclusionary laws, walking the racial tightrope between black & white, contributing to major scientific & tech. advances, expanding the literary canon, & influencing the way we think about racial & ethnic groups. Interweaves political, social, economic, & cultural history. Illustrations.
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