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The Resource The Chinese in America : a narrative history, Iris Chang

The Chinese in America : a narrative history, Iris Chang

Label
The Chinese in America : a narrative history
Title
The Chinese in America
Title remainder
a narrative history
Statement of responsibility
Iris Chang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Iris Chang, the daughter of second-wave Chinese immigrants, has written a narrative that encompasses the entire history of one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States, an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day. Chang takes a fresh look at what it means to be an American and draws a complex portrait of the many accomplishments of the Chinese in their adopted country, from building the transcontinental railroad to major scientific and technological advances. A sensitive, deeply moving story of individuals whose lives have shaped and been shaped by this history, The Chinese in America is a saga of raw human tenacity and a testament to the determination of a people to forge an identity and destiny in a strange land
Summary
Chronicles the history of Chinese immigrants in the United States, identifying their contributions to the nation's development, from the construction of the transcontinental railroad to scientific and technological advances
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
165417
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Iris
Dewey number
973/.04951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.C5
LC item number
C444 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinos-americanos
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a narrative history
Label
The Chinese in America : a narrative history, Iris Chang
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The old country: Imperial China in the nineteenth century -- America, a new hope -- "Never Fear, and You Will Be Lucky", journey and arrival in San Francisco -- Gold rushers on Gold Mountain -- Building the transcontinental railroad -- Life on the western frontier -- Spreading across America -- Rumblings of hatred -- Chinese Exclusion Act -- Work and survival in the early twentieth century -- New generation is born -- Chinese America during the Great Depression -- "The Most Important Historical Event of Our Times", World War II -- "A Mass Inquisition", the Cold War, the Chinese Civil War, and McCarthyism -- New arrivals, new lives, the chaotic 1960s -- Taiwanese Americans -- Bamboo curtain rises, Mainlanders and model minorities -- Decade of fear, the 1990s -- High tech vs. low tech -- Uncertain future
Control code
18287708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 496 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670031238
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002044858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51242079
  • (OCoLC)51242079
Label
The Chinese in America : a narrative history, Iris Chang
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The old country: Imperial China in the nineteenth century -- America, a new hope -- "Never Fear, and You Will Be Lucky", journey and arrival in San Francisco -- Gold rushers on Gold Mountain -- Building the transcontinental railroad -- Life on the western frontier -- Spreading across America -- Rumblings of hatred -- Chinese Exclusion Act -- Work and survival in the early twentieth century -- New generation is born -- Chinese America during the Great Depression -- "The Most Important Historical Event of Our Times", World War II -- "A Mass Inquisition", the Cold War, the Chinese Civil War, and McCarthyism -- New arrivals, new lives, the chaotic 1960s -- Taiwanese Americans -- Bamboo curtain rises, Mainlanders and model minorities -- Decade of fear, the 1990s -- High tech vs. low tech -- Uncertain future
Control code
18287708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 496 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670031238
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002044858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51242079
  • (OCoLC)51242079

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