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The Chinese and the iron road : building the transcontinental railroad

Author: Gordon H Chang; Shelley Fisher Fishkin; Hilton Obenzinger; Roland Hsu
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2019]
Series: Asian America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This landmark volume sheds light on the lives and experiences of the Chinese workers who made up 90% of the workforce that built the Central Pacific Railroad--but who have been little understood and largely invisible in traditional accounts of the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chinese and the iron road.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018037786
(OCoLC)1049577161
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon H Chang; Shelley Fisher Fishkin; Hilton Obenzinger; Roland Hsu
ISBN: 9781503609259 1503609251
OCLC Number: 1088892022
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chinese railroad workers and the US transcontinental railroad in global perspective / Gordon H. Chang --
Chinese labor migrants to the Americas in the nineteenth century : an inquiry into who they were and the world they left behind / Evelyn Hu-DeHart --
The view from home : dreams of Chinese railroad workers across the Pacific / Zhang Guoxiong, with Roland Hsu --
Overseas remittances of Chinese railroad workers in North America / Yuan Ding, with Roland Hsu --
Chinese railroad workers' remittance networks : insights based on qiaoxiang documents / Liu Jin, with Roland Hsu --
Archaeological contributions to research on Chinese railroad workers in North America / Barbara L. Voss --
Living between misery and triumph : the material practices of Chinese railroad workers in North America / Barbara L. Voss --
Landscapes of change : culture, nature, and the archaeological heritage of transcontinental railroads in the North American West / Kelly J. Dixon --
The health and well-being of Chinese railroad workers / J. Ryan Kennedy, Sarah Heffner, Virginia Popper, Ryan P. Harrod, and John J. Crandall --
Religion on the road : how Chinese migrants adapted popular religion to an American context / Kathryn Gin Lum --
Tracking memory : encounters between Chinese railroad workers and Native Americans / Hsinya Huang --
Railroad frames : landscapes and the Chinese railroad worker in photography, 1865-1869 / Denise Khor --
Les fils du ciel : European travelers' accounts of Chinese railroad workers / Greg Robinson --
The Chinese railroad worker in United States history textbooks : a historical genealogy, 1849-1965 / William Gow --
Representing Chinese railroad workers in North America : Chinese historiography and literature, 1949-2015 / Yuan Shu --
History lessons : remembering Chinese railroad workers in Dragon's gate and Donald Duk / Pin-chia Feng --
The Chinese as railroad builders after Promontory / Shelley Fisher Fishkin --
The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the transpacific Chinese diaspora, 1880-1885 / Zhongping Chen --
Beyond railroad work : Chinese contributions to the development of Winnemucca and Elko, Nevada / Sue Fawn Chung --
The remarkable life of a sometimes railroad worker : Chin Gee Hee, 1844-1929 / Beth Lew-Williams --
The Chinese and the Stanfords : nineteenth-century America's fraught relationship with the China Men / Gordon H. Chang.
Series Title: Asian America.
Responsibility: edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin ; with Hilton Obenzinger and Roland Hsu.

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