The Chinese Americans

The Chinese Americans

by Barry Moreno, Marissa Lingen


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Like other immigrant groups, the Chinese came to North America in search of a better life. They sought to escape poverty and a harsh government. During the 19th century, hardworking Chinese immigrants helped build America's railroads and mine gold and silver. However, they often suffered persecution at the hands of white Americans, many of whom feared that the Chinese would take their jobs. In 1882, the U.S. Congress passed a law designed to restrict immigration from China. Further legislation virtually shut off Chinese immigration in the 1920s. Still, Chinese Americans found ways to prosper.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422206058
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Major American Immigration Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: America's Ethnic Heritage Barry Moreno 7

1 Secrets and Snakeheads 11

2 A Few at a Time 17

3 Railroads and Mines 25

4 The Problem Years 35

5 Allies and War Brides 45

6 After the Cultural Revolution 51

Notable Chinese Immigrants 56

Immigration Figures 57

Glossary 58

Further Reading 60

Index 62

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