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Chinese in Boston:: 1870-1965 (Images of America)

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Chinese Americans in Boston trace their historical origins to pioneering settlements of merchants, workers, and students in different parts of New England. After the 1880s, hundreds of Chinese arrived in Boston. Beginning as a bachelor male & dominated society, the Chinese in Boston gradually developed stronger bonds of family and community life. Spared natural disasters that characterized the Chinese immigrant experience in the West, Boston's Chinatown nonetheless faced challenges of urban renewal and environmental degradation. Through their participation in community organizations, merchant activities, educational opportunities, and civic protests, the Chinese in Boston persevered, simultaneously maintaining their Chinese identity and acculturating into America. They formed a close-knit community that distinguished Boston's Chinatown as one of the oldest and most enduring Chinese neighborhoods on the East Coast.

About the Author

Wing-kai To is an associate professor of history and coordinator of Asian studies at Bridgewater State College. The Chinese Historical Society of New England was founded in 1992 to document, preserve, and promote the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. Many of the photographs, published for the first time, are drawn from the collections of families and organizations to produce the first comprehensive visual history of Chinese Americans in Boston.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738555294
Author:
To, Wing-kai
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Chinese Historical Society of New Englan
Author:
Chinese Historical Society of New England
Author:
To, Wing-Kai
Author:
The, Chinese Historical Society of New
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - New England
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Eth
Subject:
Ma
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Arcadia Publishing
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
9.11x6.55x.35 in. .71 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Chinese American
History and Social Science » World History » General

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