This is a 646-page history of Chinese immigrants to the United States over the period 1848 - 1911, in 16 chapters: 1. The pioneer discovery of the American continent; 2. The early immigrants to America; 3. The distribution and development of the Chinese immigrant population; 4. The establishment and evolution of Chinatowns; 5. The formation of immigrant organizations (1); 6. The formation of immigrant organizations (2); 7. Immigrant economic organization (1); 8. Immigrant economic organization (2); 9. The propagation of Chinese culture and education; 10. Religious beliefs of the immigrant Chinese; 11. Political activities of the immigrant Chinese; 12. The attitudes of American towards the immigrant Chinese; 13. American anti-Chinese actions and legislation; 14. The establishment and revisions of immigration treaties; 15. Sino-American disputes over anti-Chinese laws; 16. Contributions of the Chinese immigrants to the United States.Appendices: Conclusion; a list of references consulted (Chinese and English).Illustrated with photographs and maps.
A copy of this book is held in the Governor Gary Locke Library, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, Washington State, USA.
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