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In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West

Sue Fawn Chung


Both a history of an overlooked community and a well-rounded reassessment of prevailing assumptions about Chinese immigrants in the American West, this book brings to life the world of turn-of-the-century mining towns in the Northwest. The book meticulously recreates the lives of Chinese immigrants, miners, merchants, and others who populated these towns and interacted amicably with their white and Native American neighbors, defying the common perception of nineteenth-century Chinese communities as insular enclaves subject to increasing prejudice and violence. While most research has focused o ... More

Keywords: Chinese immigrants, miners, merchants, Chinese communities, American West, mining towns

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036286
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue Fawn Chung, author
University of Nevada, Las Vegas