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Chinese Americans by Peter Kwong
Chinese Americans by Peter Kwong
The photograph on the front cover of this oversized book caught my eye before I looked at the title. The picture is of Chinese men in Chinatown, San Francisco in the last century. The book is a pictorial and historical text about the Chinese experience in America. The book chronicles the history of the first Chinese immigrants to America, the jobs they had and the adversities and prejudices they faced despite the contributions they made. For example, they were no longer useful in the labor force once they finished building the railroads in the last century during the development of the American west. The book is a learning experience for me because I heard stories from my parents… Read more