Collection of essays describing the conditions in China that lead to major migration to the United States, life in America after the immigrants arrived, the slow assimilation into American culture, and describing the experiences of several Chinese Am
ContentsWhy the Chinese came to America / Barbara Lee Bloom
Chinese experience in nineteenth-century America / Shih-Shan Henry Tsai
Danger and death : building the transcontinental railroad / Maxine Hong Kingston
Sold into slavery / Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Racism and anti-Chinese legislation / Stanford M. Lyman
"Chinese invasion" : a threat to American workers / Dennis Kearney, H.L. Knight
Eyewitness to an anti-Chinese riot / Him Mark Lai
Poetry of Angel Island / Anonymous poets
Entering America with forged papers / Tung Pok Chin, with Winifred C. Chin
Life in Chinatown / Bruce Edward Hall
Seeking independence / Jade Snow Wong
World War II and Chinese American women / Xiaojian Zhao
Fleeing communist China for America / Betty Chu
Successes and troubles of high-tech immigrants / Iris Chang
A visit to China / Ben Fong-Torres
Snakeheads and smuggling / Peter Kwong
Musician Yo-Yo Ma / David Blum
Athlete Michelle Kwan / Michelle Kwan, as told to Laura James
Scientist and physician David Ho / David Ho, in an interview with the Academy of Achievement.
|Series||Coming to America (San Diego, Calif.)|
Chinese Americans -- Biography.
Immigrants -- United States -- History.
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press :2005
Shane, C. J.
206 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.