Chinese in Minnesota

Chinese in Minnesota

by Sherri Gebert Fuller
     
 

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"Sherri Gerbert Fuller provides us with a rare look at Chinese immigrant lives and aspirations in Minnesota, proudly reclaiming their voices as part of our great American heritage. I was delighted to read this book."—Iris Chang, author of The Chinese in America

Minnesota's first Chinese settlers, fleeing racial violence in California, established

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"Sherri Gerbert Fuller provides us with a rare look at Chinese immigrant lives and aspirations in Minnesota, proudly reclaiming their voices as part of our great American heritage. I was delighted to read this book."—Iris Chang, author of The Chinese in America

Minnesota's first Chinese settlers, fleeing racial violence in California, established scores of businesses after they arrived in the late 1870s. Newspapers eagerly published reports of their activities, including New Year's festivities, marriages, and restaurant and laundry openings. Beginning in 1882 federal laws banning Chinese immigration and denying citizenship put particular pressure on the community. Sherri Gebert Fuller relates the story of the Chinese from these early days to the 1960s when a new wave of immigrants, including students, businessmen, and professionals from China and Taiwan, began to bring new energy and issues to the community and a flourishing of ties between Minnesota and China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873514705
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
12/04/2003
Series:
The People of Minnesota Series
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Sherri Bebert Fuller is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Support for the Minnesota Historical Society. She was the co-curator of the MHS exhibit "The Chinese American Experience in Minnesota."

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