Chinese Immigrants,1850-1900 by Kay Melchisedech Olson, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Chinese Immigrants,1850-1900

Chinese Immigrants,1850-1900

by Kay Melchisedech Olson
     
 
Discusses the reasons Chinese people left their homeland to come to America, the experiences immigrants had in the new country, and the contributions this cultural group made to American society. Includes activities.

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Discusses the reasons Chinese people left their homeland to come to America, the experiences immigrants had in the new country, and the contributions this cultural group made to American society. Includes activities.

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Children's Literature
Part of the "Coming to America" series, this is a brief but clearly stated and enlightening history of the saga of Chinese-Americans. Arriving first during the California gold rush, soon thousands of Chinese men followed to labor on the railroads. Famine conditions existed in their homeland, so the primarily married males sent their wages back home. Expecting to return themselves, they retained their language, dress and customs—and were persecuted for all of these. As the closed communities grew, benevolent associations sprang up to protect their own, while U.S. legislators were being pressured to pass anti-Chinese laws. Parity only arrived with World War II. The story is told well, with excellent prints and photographs illustrating the nicely designed book. A recipe, a game, a timeline and a listing of famous Chinese Americans fill out the length. The book will make a worthy addition to lower school libraries. 2002, Blue Earth Books,
— Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736807937
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Capstone Coming to America Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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