My life as a Chinese immigrant
|Format:||Print Book 2018|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies|
"The progress of America after the Industrial Revolution came at the cost of many unnamed lives, and there's no story more indicative of this than the plight of the Chinese men who built the Transcontinental Railroad. Young readers will be transported through first-person accounts, and even a Western Union telegram, into the Central Pacific camp, learning how track was laid, how perilous the job was, and how deeply racism affected these men who thanklessly connected the coasts. Black-and-white photography brings historical details into sharp focus, while a table of powerful statistics exposes the incredible reality of the epic project."
ContentsFeeding the workers
Not like them
Life at camp
A terrible winter
What will they do now?
|Series||My place in history.|
Central Pacific Railroad Company
-- Juvenile literature.
Chinese -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Chinese Americans -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Pacific railroads -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New York :2018
24 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.