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This is a long-overdue publication of a 1953 doctoral dissertation. Concentrating on Chicago, Siu illuminates in exceptional detail important aspects of the life of the Chinese in America. The volume is much more than a specialist's monograph. It is a significant primary source, being the product of a participant-observer and replete with stories, letters, and interviews. In addition, Siu's analysis yields useful insights, particularly about the persistence of Old World traditions and the Chinese laundryman as "sojourner." This excellent study should be of interest to those in ethnic and immigration history and in urban and labor history as well. Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries. Roy H. Tryon, Delaware State Archives, Dover
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.