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The Resource Chinese immigrants, Michael Teitelbaum ; Robert Asher, general editor

Chinese immigrants, Michael Teitelbaum ; Robert Asher, general editor

Label
Chinese immigrants
Title
Chinese immigrants
Statement of responsibility
Michael Teitelbaum ; Robert Asher, general editor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Summary
Discusses the history of Chinese immigration to the United States and covers key issues, including the reasons for immigration, the struggles faced, and how the culture influenced Americans
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
179484
Cataloging source
DLC
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Teitelbaum, Michael
Dewey number
304.8/73051
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.C5
LC item number
T45 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Asher, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Immigration to the United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Chinese Americans
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Chinese immigrants, Michael Teitelbaum ; Robert Asher, general editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93) and index
Contents
  • Preface to the series: Nation of immigrants -- Chinese Emigration: Seeking a better life -- Life under Manchu rule: Insulated society -- Life on Gold Mountain: Coming to America -- Era of exclusion: Chinese immigrants, keep out! -- Door reopens: New political climate -- Great leap forward: Fleeing to America -- Lifting the bamboo curtain: Becoming more American -- Time line of Chinese immigration -- Glossary -- Further resources -- Index
  • In an engaging, well-written manner, this volume introduces readers to Chinese immigrants as a group, their contributions to American society, and highlights of their immigrant history. The narrative describes such history as life under the Manchu ruling class and conditions that led to Chinese emigrants' leaving, as well as the appeal of the United States including the lure of fortunes to be made in California after the discovery of gold there in 1848. From the first and second great waves of Chinese immigrants in America to the 1962 presidential directive allowing certain refugees in Hong Kong to come to the United States, this book covers the entire history of Chinese immigration to the United States. A discussion of Chinese Americans in the present day, emphasizing how traditional Chinese customs have been adapted to American life, brings this valuable resource up to date. History covered includes: The California gold rush, San Francisco's Chinatown, and the aftermath of the gold rush - Chinese laborers and the building of the transcontinental railroad - The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers - The 1888 Scott Act, which barred even legal Chinese immigrants from re-entering the United States once they left - The role of Chinese immigrants in World War II Mao's "Great Leap Forward, a failed move from agriculture to rapid industrialization China's one-baby-only policy - The signing of historic agreements promoting scientific, technological, and cultural exchanges between the United States and China - The 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square Chinatowns around the country and celebrations such as Chinese New Year. The United States is truly a nation of immigrants, or as the poet Walt Whitman once said, a "nation of nations." For more than 200 years, people of diverse nationalities and religions from all over the world have come to America's shores seeking a new life. Their story is the story of America. Spanning the time from when the Europeans first came to the New World to the present day
Control code
ocm55847477
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9780816056873
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004014301
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)55847477
Label
Chinese immigrants, Michael Teitelbaum ; Robert Asher, general editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93) and index
Contents
  • Preface to the series: Nation of immigrants -- Chinese Emigration: Seeking a better life -- Life under Manchu rule: Insulated society -- Life on Gold Mountain: Coming to America -- Era of exclusion: Chinese immigrants, keep out! -- Door reopens: New political climate -- Great leap forward: Fleeing to America -- Lifting the bamboo curtain: Becoming more American -- Time line of Chinese immigration -- Glossary -- Further resources -- Index
  • In an engaging, well-written manner, this volume introduces readers to Chinese immigrants as a group, their contributions to American society, and highlights of their immigrant history. The narrative describes such history as life under the Manchu ruling class and conditions that led to Chinese emigrants' leaving, as well as the appeal of the United States including the lure of fortunes to be made in California after the discovery of gold there in 1848. From the first and second great waves of Chinese immigrants in America to the 1962 presidential directive allowing certain refugees in Hong Kong to come to the United States, this book covers the entire history of Chinese immigration to the United States. A discussion of Chinese Americans in the present day, emphasizing how traditional Chinese customs have been adapted to American life, brings this valuable resource up to date. History covered includes: The California gold rush, San Francisco's Chinatown, and the aftermath of the gold rush - Chinese laborers and the building of the transcontinental railroad - The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers - The 1888 Scott Act, which barred even legal Chinese immigrants from re-entering the United States once they left - The role of Chinese immigrants in World War II Mao's "Great Leap Forward, a failed move from agriculture to rapid industrialization China's one-baby-only policy - The signing of historic agreements promoting scientific, technological, and cultural exchanges between the United States and China - The 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square Chinatowns around the country and celebrations such as Chinese New Year. The United States is truly a nation of immigrants, or as the poet Walt Whitman once said, a "nation of nations." For more than 200 years, people of diverse nationalities and religions from all over the world have come to America's shores seeking a new life. Their story is the story of America. Spanning the time from when the Europeans first came to the New World to the present day
Control code
ocm55847477
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9780816056873
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004014301
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)55847477

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