Oakland's Chinatown, California (Images of America Series)

Oakland's Chinatown, California (Images of America Series)

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by William Wong
     
 

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Oakland's Chinatown has a history every bit as compelling as its more famous neighbor across San Francisco Bay. Chinese have been a presence in Oakland since the 1850s, bringing with them a rich and complex tradition that survived legalized discrimination that lingered until the 1950s. Once confined to a small area of downtown where restaurants stir-fried,

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Oakland's Chinatown has a history every bit as compelling as its more famous neighbor across San Francisco Bay. Chinese have been a presence in Oakland since the 1850s, bringing with them a rich and complex tradition that survived legalized discrimination that lingered until the 1950s. Once confined to a small area of downtown where restaurants stir-fried, laundries steamed, and vegetable stands crowded the sidewalks, Chinese gradually moved out into every area of Oakland, and the stands evolved into corner groceries that cemented entire neighborhoods. Chinese helped Oakland grow into a modern business and cultural center and have gained prominence in every aspect of the city's commerce, politics, and arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738529257
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
808,002
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author


Author William Wong was born and grew up in Oakland's Chinatown. He went on to a distinguished career in journalism. Although important images emanate from public collections including the Oakland Museum of California and the Oakland Public Library, most of the priceless historic photos in this volume are drawn from the private collections of dozens of families and Chinatown-based organizations.

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