On Gold Mountain

Author : Lisa See
ISBN : 9781101910085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 74.29 MB
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Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world. 82 photos.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

On Gold Mountain

Author : Lisa See
ISBN : 9781408811788
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 29.87 MB
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In 1867, Lisa See's great-great-grandfather left China in search of riches on the 'Gold Mountain', the Chinese name for the promised land of America. His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman, in spite of laws that prohibited unions between the races. Through sheer endeavour and entrepreneurial genius he became one of the most successful Chinese men in the country. Over the decades, each generation of the See family strived to grasp their dreams, realise their ambitions and overcome their disappointments and sorrows. This sweeping chronicle of five generations of a Chinese-American family encompasses stories of adventure and heartache, racism and romance, secret marriages and sibling rivalries. On Gold Mountain is a powerful social history of two cultures meeting in a new world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

On Gold Mountain

Author : Lisa See
ISBN : 0747599076
Genre : California
File Size : 39.49 MB
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A fascinating memoir of a Chinese-American family by the bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
Category: California

Surviving On The Gold Mountain

Author : Huping Ling
ISBN : 0791438635
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 80.88 MB
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The first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years.
Category: Social Science

Chinese Laundries

Author : John Jung
ISBN : 9781430329794
Genre : History
File Size : 77.28 MB
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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.
Category: History

Angel Island

Author : Russell Freedman
ISBN : 0544810899
Genre :
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From Newbery award winner Russell Freedman comes an account of "the other Ellis Island" Angel Island, California, the entry point for one million Asian immigrants in the early 20th century."

Escape To Gold Mountain

Author : David H.T. Wong
ISBN : 9781551524771
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 59.49 MB
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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.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Songs Of Gold Mountain

Author : Marlon K. Hom
ISBN : 0520913361
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 23.41 MB
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Marlon Hom has selected and translated 220 rhymes from two collections of Chinatown songs published in 1911 and 1915. The songs are outspoken and personal, addressing subjects as diverse as sex, frustrations with the American bureaucracy, poverty and alienation, and the loose morals of the younger generation of Americans. Hom has arranged the songs thematically and gives an overview of early Chinese American literature.
Category: Social Science

Oranges On Golden Mountain

Author : Elizabeth Partridge
ISBN : 0525464530
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 66.90 MB
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When hard times fall on his family, Jo Lee is sent from China to San Francisco, where he helps his uncle fish and dreams of being reunited with his mother and sister.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Kai S Journey To Gold Mountain

Author : Katrina Saltonstall Currier
ISBN : 0966735277
Genre : Angel Island (Calif.)
File Size : 63.43 MB
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In 1934, twelve-year-old Kai leaves China to join his father in America, but first he must take a long sea voyage, then endure weeks of crowded conditions and harsh examinations on Angel Island, fearing that he or his new friend will be sent home.
Category: Angel Island (Calif.)