The California Gold Rush
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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.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 183 x 218 x 8mm | 227g
  • PowerKids Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1508140642
  • 9781508140641