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Title:
Bury my bones in America : the saga of a Chinese family in California, 1852-1996 : from San Francisco to the Sierra gold mines
Author:
Farkas, Lani Ah Tye.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Nevada City, Calif. : Carl Mautz Publishing, 1998.
Physical Description:
xi, 163 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables, maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781887694124

9781887694117
Format :
Book

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Central Library F860 .F37 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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The first permanent Chinese community in the U.S. did not exist until the mid-nineteenth century. It was the 1849 California gold rush that initially brought a large number of Chinese to San Francisco and the gold mining areas. Eventually they were to migrate to all parts of the nation, constituting one part of its multicultural mosaic. Although the Chinese played an important role in developing the frontier, from mining to railroad construction, they have been to a large extent overlooked by historians. When acknowledged, they have invariably been portrayed as a faceless mass, largely because of the lack of available biographical material. Farkas' extensively researched and well-illustrated book is one of the very few published histories of a Chinese American family. It should inspire other similar efforts on such a neglected subject. --Fred Egloff


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