Missionaries, journalists, and historians may have written about what the Chinese in America did or what was done to them, but they often neglected to consult the Chinese themselves.
The first scholarly book devoted entirely to the Chinese in America appeared as early as Chinese Immigration , by Mary Roberts Coolidge, a sociologist who espoused many causes, was as much an attack on unscrupulous labor leaders and opportunist politicians behind the anti-Chinese movement as a defense of the Chinese, whom she saw as indispensable labor in the building of the American West.
Openly sympathetic to the Chinese, Coolidge tried to discuss their social life, community organizations, and customs, but she fell short because her source materials government. An unknown error has occurred.
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Read preview. Synopsis Described by others as quaint and exotic, or as depraved and threatening, and, more recently, as successful and exemplary, the Chinese in America have rarely been asked to describe themselves in their own words.
Chinese American Voices: From the Gold Rush to the Present | Department of History
This superb anthology, a diverse and illuminating collection of primary documents and stories by Chinese Americans, provides an intimate and textured history of the Chinese in America from their arrival during the California Gold Rush to the present. Described by others as quaint and exotic, or as depraved and threatening, and as successful and exemplary, the Chinese in America have rarely been asked to describe themselves in their own words.
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