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The Resource The Chinese and the iron road : building the transcontinental railroad, edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, with Hilton Obenzinger and Roland Hsu

The Chinese and the iron road : building the transcontinental railroad, edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, with Hilton Obenzinger and Roland Hsu

Label
The Chinese and the iron road : building the transcontinental railroad
Title
The Chinese and the iron road
Title remainder
building the transcontinental railroad
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, with Hilton Obenzinger and Roland Hsu
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The completion of the transcontinental railroad in May 1869 is usually told as a story of national triumph and a key moment for American Manifest Destiny. The railroad made it possible to cross the country in a matter of days instead of months, paved the way for new settlers to come out West, and helped speed America's entry onto the world stage as a modern nation that spanned a full continent. It also created vast wealth for its four owners, including the fortune with which Leland Stanford would found Stanford University some two decades later. But while the transcontinental has often been celebrated in national memory, little attention has been paid to the Chinese workers who made up 90% of the workforce on the Western portion of the line. The railroad could not have been built without Chinese labor, but the lives of Chinese railroad workers themselves have been little understood and largely invisible. This landmark volume shines new light on the Chinese railroad workers and their place in cultural memory. The Chinese and the Iron Road illuminates more fully than ever before the interconnected economies of China and the US, how immigration across the Pacific changed both nations, the dynamics of the racism the workers encountered, the conditions under which they labored, and their role in shaping both the history of the railroad and the development of the American West
Member of
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
Dewey number
331.6/251097509034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.R3152
LC item number
C49 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chang, Gordon H.
  • Fishkin, Shelley Fisher
  • Obenzinger, Hilton
  • Hsu, Roland
Series statement
Asian America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Central Pacific Railroad Company
  • Railroad construction workers
  • Foreign workers, Chinese
  • China
  • Chinese
  • West (U.S.)
Label
The Chinese and the iron road : building the transcontinental railroad, edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, with Hilton Obenzinger and Roland Hsu
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chinese railroad workers' remittance networks : insights based on qiaoxiang documents
  • Liu Jin, with Roland Hsu
  • Archaeological contributions to research on Chinese railroad workers in North America
  • Barbara L. Voss
  • Living between misery and triumph : the material practices of Chinese railroad workers in North America
  • Barbara L. Voss
  • Landscapes of change : culture, nature, and the archaeological heritage of transcontinental railroads in the North American West
  • Kelly J. Dixon
  • The health and well-being of Chinese railroad workers
  • J. Ryan Kennedy, Sarah Heffner, Virginia Popper, Ryan P. Harrod, and John J. Crandall
  • Chinese railroad workers and the US transcontinental railroad in global perspective
  • Religion on the road : how Chinese migrants adapted popular religion to an American context
  • Kathryn Gin Lum
  • Tracking memory : encounters between Chinese railroad workers and Native Americans
  • Hsinya Huang
  • Railroad frames : landscapes and the Chinese railroad worker in photography, 1865-1869
  • Denise Khor
  • Les fils du ciel : European travelers' accounts of Chinese railroad workers
  • Greg Robinson
  • The Chinese railroad worker in United States history textbooks : a historical genealogy, 1849-1965
  • William Gow
  • Gordon H. Chang
  • Representing Chinese railroad workers in North America : Chinese historiography and literature, 1949-2015
  • Yuan Shu
  • History lessons : remembering Chinese railroad workers in Dragon's gate and Donald Duk
  • Pin-chia Feng
  • The Chinese as railroad builders after Promontory
  • Shelley Fisher Fishkin
  • The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the transpacific Chinese diaspora, 1880-1885
  • Zhongping Chen
  • Beyond railroad work : Chinese contributions to the development of Winnemucca and Elko, Nevada
  • Sue Fawn Chung
  • Chinese labor migrants to the Americas in the nineteenth century : an inquiry into who they were and the world they left behind
  • The remarkable life of a sometimes railroad worker : Chin Gee Hee, 1844-1929
  • Beth Lew-Williams
  • The Chinese and the Stanfords : nineteenth-century America's fraught relationship with the China Men
  • Gordon H. Chang
  • Evelyn Hu-DeHart
  • The view from home : dreams of Chinese railroad workers across the Pacific
  • Zhang Guoxiong, with Roland Hsu
  • Overseas remittances of Chinese laborers in North America
  • Yuan Ding, with Roland Hsu
Control code
on1049577161
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 539 pages
Isbn
9781503608290
Lccn
2018037786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1049577161
Label
The Chinese and the iron road : building the transcontinental railroad, edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, with Hilton Obenzinger and Roland Hsu
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chinese railroad workers' remittance networks : insights based on qiaoxiang documents
  • Liu Jin, with Roland Hsu
  • Archaeological contributions to research on Chinese railroad workers in North America
  • Barbara L. Voss
  • Living between misery and triumph : the material practices of Chinese railroad workers in North America
  • Barbara L. Voss
  • Landscapes of change : culture, nature, and the archaeological heritage of transcontinental railroads in the North American West
  • Kelly J. Dixon
  • The health and well-being of Chinese railroad workers
  • J. Ryan Kennedy, Sarah Heffner, Virginia Popper, Ryan P. Harrod, and John J. Crandall
  • Chinese railroad workers and the US transcontinental railroad in global perspective
  • Religion on the road : how Chinese migrants adapted popular religion to an American context
  • Kathryn Gin Lum
  • Tracking memory : encounters between Chinese railroad workers and Native Americans
  • Hsinya Huang
  • Railroad frames : landscapes and the Chinese railroad worker in photography, 1865-1869
  • Denise Khor
  • Les fils du ciel : European travelers' accounts of Chinese railroad workers
  • Greg Robinson
  • The Chinese railroad worker in United States history textbooks : a historical genealogy, 1849-1965
  • William Gow
  • Gordon H. Chang
  • Representing Chinese railroad workers in North America : Chinese historiography and literature, 1949-2015
  • Yuan Shu
  • History lessons : remembering Chinese railroad workers in Dragon's gate and Donald Duk
  • Pin-chia Feng
  • The Chinese as railroad builders after Promontory
  • Shelley Fisher Fishkin
  • The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the transpacific Chinese diaspora, 1880-1885
  • Zhongping Chen
  • Beyond railroad work : Chinese contributions to the development of Winnemucca and Elko, Nevada
  • Sue Fawn Chung
  • Chinese labor migrants to the Americas in the nineteenth century : an inquiry into who they were and the world they left behind
  • The remarkable life of a sometimes railroad worker : Chin Gee Hee, 1844-1929
  • Beth Lew-Williams
  • The Chinese and the Stanfords : nineteenth-century America's fraught relationship with the China Men
  • Gordon H. Chang
  • Evelyn Hu-DeHart
  • The view from home : dreams of Chinese railroad workers across the Pacific
  • Zhang Guoxiong, with Roland Hsu
  • Overseas remittances of Chinese laborers in North America
  • Yuan Ding, with Roland Hsu
Control code
on1049577161
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 539 pages
Isbn
9781503608290
Lccn
2018037786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1049577161

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