The Chinese Americans

The Chinese Americans

by Marissa Lingen

Like other immigrant groups, the Chinese came to North America in search of a better life. They sought to escape poverty and a harsh government. During the 19th century, hardworking Chinese immigrants helped build America's railroads and mine gold and silver. However, they often suffered persecution at the hands of white Americans, many of whom feared that the Chinese would take their jobs. In 1882, the U.S. Congress passed a law designed to restrict immigration from China. Further legislation virtually shut off Chinese immigration in the 1920s. Still, Chinese Americans found ways to prosper. This book explores the experiences of Chinese immigrants in North America, from the earliest arrivals to the Chinese Americans' place today as a thriving segment of the population.


ISBN 978-1-4222-0605-8


ISBN 978-1-4222-0672-0
973.049 LIN
6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches
64 pages

Part of the Series: Major American Immigration

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