The California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush : Chinese Laborers in America (1848-1882)

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Immigration from China to the United States coincided with the California gold rush. Attracted by the riches “Gold Mountain” had to offer, Chinese immigrants in search of a better life left China in droves in the mid-to-late 19th century. Readers will learn what hardships and successes Chinese immigrants faced when they arrived in the United States through a detailed examination of the push/pull factors that caused thousands of Chinese to leave their home. Important topics such as the growth of the railroad and anti-immigration policies help readers understand the big-picture perspective of Chinese immigration in America. Historical photographs and primary sources provide opportunities for additional learning.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 173 x 211 x 3mm | 68g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1508140618
  • 9781508140610