- Age Range: 10 and up
- Series: The Asian American Experience
- Library Binding: 128 pages
- Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (L) (February 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0791021777
- ISBN-13: 978-0791021774
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,280,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Journey to Gold Mountain: The Chinese in 19Th-Century America (The Asian American Experience) Library Binding – February, 1994
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
From School Library Journal
Grade 5-10-This second volume in a series of adaptations of the author's adult title, Strangers from a Different Shore (Viking, 1990), describes the experiences of 19th-century Chinese immigrants. Takaki recounts how the first arrivals, lured by gold, were tentatively welcomed and admired for their industriousness. Subsequent chapters document the contributions of later immigrants and show how admiration turned to fear and prejudice. The book ends with accounts of the lives of the few women allowed to enter America at the time and communities of Chinese men living in enforced bachelorhood. As in Spacious Dreams (Chelsea, 1994), the clear, readable prose is enhanced by engaging, germane black-and-white photographs. There are no sources for the intriguing quotes, but a list of relevant adult titles is included. With its greater historical depth, Journey to the Gold Mountain complements Meltzer's The Chinese Americans (Crowell, 1980) and Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler's Chinese American Family Album (Oxford, 1994). Libraries needing material on Chinese Americans or on the immigrant experience in general could use all three.
Margaret A. Chang, North Adams State College, MA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Kirkus Reviews
Most Chinese immigrants found only racist reactions from Americans of European descent; according to this informative account, the resulting restrictive legislation created an insular ``bachelor society'' by the end of the 19th century. Concentrating on the achievements of Chinese workers, Takaki goes beyond the frequently described building of the transcontinental railroad to cover Chinese contributions to agriculture, the development of the laundry industry, and industrial work in Massachusetts. Always quite sympathetic to the Chinese, he also explains European-American hostility--industrial bosses and farm owners alike used the hard-working, non-striking Chinese as strikebreakers to beat down the American labor movement. Enlivened with many contemporary quotes and illustrations, an accessible and workmanlike history, though not as visually exciting or as comprehensive as the Hooblers' book (above). Chronology; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?