The Chinese and the Iron Road : Building the Transcontinental Railroad.
- Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2019.
- Asian America Ser.
Asian America Ser.
1 online resource (557 pages)
- Central Pacific Railroad Company-Employees-History.
Railroad construction workers-West (U.S.)-History-19th century.
Foreign workers, Chinese-West (U.S.)-History-19th century.
Chinese-West (U.S.)-History-19th century.
China-Emigration and immigration-History-19th century.
West (U.S.)-History-19th century.
- Electronic books.
- This landmark volume sheds light on the lives and experiences of the Chinese workers who made up 90% of the workforce that built the Central Pacific Railroad--but who have been little understood and largely invisible in traditional accounts of the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad.
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ONE: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
1. Chinese Railroad Workers and the US Transcontinental Railroad in Global Perspective
2. Chinese Labor Migrants to the Americas in the Nineteenth Century: An Inquiry into Who They Were and the World They Left Behind
TWO: TIES TO CHINA
3. The View from Home: Dreams of Chinese Railroad Workers across the Pacific
4. Overseas Remittances of Chinese Laborers in North America
5. Chinese Railroad Workers' Remittance Networks: Insights Based on Qiaoxiang Documents
THREE: LIFE ON THE LINE
6. Archaeological Contributions to Research on Chinese Railroad Workers in North America
7. Living between Misery and Triumph: The Material Practices of Chinese Railroad Workers in North America
8. Landscapes of Change: Culture, Nature, and the Archaeological Heritage of Transcontinental Railroads in the North American West
9. The Health and Well-Being of Chinese Railroad Workers
10. Religion on the Road: How Chinese Migrants Adapted Popular Religion to an American Context
11. Tracking Memory: Encounters between Chinese Railroad Workers and Native Americans
12. Railroad Frames: Landscapes and the Chinese Railroad Worker in Photography, 1865-1869
13. Les fils du Ciel: European Travelers' Accounts of Chinese Railroad Workers
FOUR: CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS IN CULTURAL MEMORY
14. The Chinese Railroad Worker in United States History Textbooks: A Historical Genealogy, 1849-1965
15. Representing Chinese Railroad Workers in North America: Chinese Historiography and Literature, 1949-2015
16. History Lessons: Remembering Chinese Railroad Workers in Dragon's Gate and Donald Duk
FIVE: CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS AFTER PROMONTORY
17. The Chinese as Railroad Builders after Promontory.
18. The Construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Transpacific Chinese Diaspora, 1880-1885
19. Beyond Railroad Work: Chinese Contributions to the Development of Winnemucca and Elko, Nevada
20. The Remarkable Life of a Sometime Railroad Worker: Chin Gee Hee, 1844-1929
21. The Chinese and the Stanfords: Nineteenth-Century America's Fraught Relationship with the China Men
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
- Fishkin, Shelley Fisher.
- Other format:
- Print version: Chang, Gordon H. The Chinese and the Iron Road
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