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San Francisco's Chinatown (Images of America)

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San Francisco's Chinatown--the oldest, largest, and most famous Chinese enclave outside of Asia--is more than a tourist attraction. Since its birth in the 1850s, Chinatown has also been a residential neighborhood, business community, and cultural center for generations of Chinese Americans. This collection of vintage photographs, taken from public archives and private collections, looks beyond the facade of Chinatown to show the realities of daily life, including a community's struggle for survival against racial hostility, exclusion laws, two major earthquakes, and urban renewal. The images of ordinary people working, shopping, and socializing in Chinatown, combined with the changing streetscape, historic landmarks, and significant cultural and political events, are organized into three historical periods, providing a panoramic view of community transformation from the gold rush to the present day.

About the Author

Historian Judy Yung, a native of San Francisco's Chinatown and the author of Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco, has teamed up with the Chinese Historical Society of America to tell an insider's story that reveals how a place visitors see as foreign and exotic is, in fact, a vibrant Chinese American neighborhood with a complex history and rich cultural legacy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738531304
Author:
Yung, Judy
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
The Chinese Historical Society of America
Author:
Lee, Sue
Author:
Chinese Historical Society Of America
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Eth
Subject:
Ca
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.24x6.54x.35 in. .71 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » San Francisco
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
History and Social Science » World History » General

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