Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White / Edition 2

Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White / Edition 2

by James W. Loewen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0881333123

ISBN-13: 9780881333121

Pub. Date: 01/01/1988

Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.

This scholarly, carefully researched book studies one of the most overlooked minority groups in America�the Chinese of the Mississippi Delta. During Reconstruction, white plantation owners imported Chinese sharecroppers in the hope of replacing their black laborers. In the beginning they were classed with blacks. But the Chinese soon moved into the towns and became

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This scholarly, carefully researched book studies one of the most overlooked minority groups in America�the Chinese of the Mississippi Delta. During Reconstruction, white plantation owners imported Chinese sharecroppers in the hope of replacing their black laborers. In the beginning they were classed with blacks. But the Chinese soon moved into the towns and became almost without exception, owners of small groceries. Loewen details their astounding transition from �black� to essentially white status with an insight seldom found in studies of race relationships in the Deep South.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881333121
Publisher:
Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1988
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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