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Journey to Gold Mountain: The Chinese in Nineteenth-Century America Rebecca Stefoff

Journey to Gold Mountain: The Chinese in Nineteenth-Century America

Rebecca Stefoff

Published February 1st 1994
ISBN : 9780791021774
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128 pages
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The first Asian group to enter the United states, the Chines began to arrive after the discovery of gold in California in 1848. Like other Forty-Niners, they came to mine the hills of the land they called Gam Saan, Gold Mountain. As the gold fieldsMoreThe first Asian group to enter the United states, the Chines began to arrive after the discovery of gold in California in 1848. Like other Forty-Niners, they came to mine the hills of the land they called Gam Saan, Gold Mountain. As the gold fields petered out, thousands of Chines were hired by the Central Pacific Railroad to complete Americas first transcontinental rail line, and then they went to work in the factories of San Francisco. But white laborers feared the Chinese, whom they saw as competitors for jobs.