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The lucky ones : one family and the extraordinary invention of Chinese America

Author: Mae M Ngai
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces three generations of a Chinese-American family from its patriarch's self-invention as an immigration broker in post-gold rush San Francisco to the family's intimate involvement in the 1904 World's Fair.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Tapp family.; Tapp family.; Tapp family.; Tapp family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mae M Ngai
ISBN: 9780618651160 0618651160
OCLC Number: 505420675
Description: xi, 288 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Tape family tree --
Strivings (1864-1883). The lucky one ; The first rescue ; Joseph and Mary --
School days (1884-1894). "That Chinese girl" ; Chinatown's frontier --
Native sons and daughters (1895-1904). Suburban squire ; Two marriages ; The Chinese village --
The interpreter class (1905-1917). Blood and fire ; In pursuit of smugglers ; Modern life ; The trial ; "Sailors should go ashore" --
Reinventions (1917-1950). The new daughter-in-law ; Loss ; Service.
Responsibility: Mae M. Ngai.
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Traces three generations of a Chinese-American family from its patriarch's self-invention as an immigration broker in post-gold rush San Francisco to the family's intimate involvement in the 1904 World's Fair.

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