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Chinese in Boston: 1870-1965 (Images of America Series)

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Chinese Americans in Boston trace their historical origins to pioneering settlements of merchants, workers, and students in different parts of New England. After the 1880s, hundreds of Chinese arrived in Boston. Beginning as a bachelor male–dominated society, the Chinese in Boston gradually developed stronger bonds of family and community life. Spared natural disasters that characterized the Chinese immigrant experience in the West, Boston’s Chinatown nonetheless faced challenges of urban renewal and ...
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Overview

Chinese Americans in Boston trace their historical origins to pioneering settlements of merchants, workers, and students in different parts of New England. After the 1880s, hundreds of Chinese arrived in Boston. Beginning as a bachelor male–dominated society, the Chinese in Boston gradually developed stronger bonds of family and community life. Spared natural disasters that characterized the Chinese immigrant experience in the West, Boston’s Chinatown nonetheless faced challenges of urban renewal and environmental degradation. Through their participation in community organizations, merchant activities, educational opportunities, and civic protests, the Chinese in Boston persevered, simultaneously maintaining their Chinese identity and acculturating into America. They formed a close-knit community that distinguished Boston’s Chinatown as one of the oldest and most enduring Chinese neighborhoods on the East Coast.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738555294
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,401,022
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Wing-kai To is an associate professor of history and coordinator of Asian studies at Bridgewater State College. The Chinese Historical Society of New England was founded in 1992 to document, preserve, and promote the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. Many of the photographs, published for the first time, are drawn from the collections of families and organizations to produce the first comprehensive visual history of Chinese Americans in Boston.
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