On Gold Mountain

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101910089
Size: 31.25 MB
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Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world. 82 photos.

Chinese Laundries Tickets To Survival On Gold Mountain

Author: John Jung
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257149245
Size: 20.57 MB
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A social history of the role of the Chinese laundry on the survival of early Chinese immigrants in the U.S.during the Chinese Exclusion law period, 1882-1943, and in Canada during the years of the Head Tax, 1885-1923, and exclusion law, 1923-1947. Why and how Chinese got into the laundry business and how they had to fight discriminatory laws and competition from white-owned laundries to survive. Description of their lives, work demands, and living conditions. Reflections by a sample of children who grew up living in the backs of their laundries provide vivid first-person glimpses of the difficult lives of Chinese laundrymen and their families.

Songs Of Gold Mountain

Author: Marlon K. Hom
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520913363
Size: 40.53 MB
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Marlon Hom has selected and translated 220 rhymes from two collections of Chinatown songs published in 1911 and 1915. The songs are outspoken and personal, addressing subjects as diverse as sex, frustrations with the American bureaucracy, poverty and alienation, and the loose morals of the younger generation of Americans. Hom has arranged the songs thematically and gives an overview of early Chinese American literature.

Ghosts Of Gold Mountain

Author: Gordon H. Chang
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328618617
Size: 28.68 MB
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“Gripping… Chang has accomplished the seemingly impossible… he has written a remarkably rich, human and compelling story of the railroad Chinese.”—Peter Cozzens, Wall Street Journal A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now. From across the sea, they came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes in America. Converging on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad, the migrants spent years dynamiting tunnels through the snow-packed cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laying tracks across the burning Utah desert. Their sweat and blood fueled the ascent of an interlinked, industrial United States. But those of them who survived this perilous effort would suffer a different kind of death—a historical one, as they were pushed first to the margins of American life and then to the fringes of public memory. In this groundbreaking account, award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, The Ghosts of Gold Mountain returns these “silent spikes” to their rightful place in our national saga. “The lived experience of the Railroad Chinese has long been elusive... Chang’s book is a moving effort to recover their stories and honor their indispensable contribution to the building of modern America.”—The New York Times

Surviving On The Gold Mountain

Author: Huping Ling
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791438633
Size: 12.32 MB
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The first comprehensive work on Chinese American women's history covering the past 150 years.

Dwarfs Of Gold Mountain

Author: J L Arnold
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387345206
Size: 49.88 MB
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Golden Mountain is a series of locations that fit together to allow you to make the lost mines the goal or easily create additional plots or missions for players utilizing one or all five locations. A dwarf trading town, a fay forest, a hobgoblin realm, a dragon's lair, and dwarf mines, each location is fully developed with NPC's, player resources, hazards and rewards, as standalone locations or an integrated realm.

Dying Hard On Gold Mountain

Author: Rod Sanford
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781492355885
Size: 14.66 MB
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Teri Lovejoy has Lemon Boy and the two Bobby's escorting a group of rowdy teenagers to the ski festival this year. Lemon Boy is also there to see the rapper TruLuv. The two of them just found out they are father and son, but TruLuv has refused to talk to him. It's time for the Nubian Winter Festival, an annual event for African-Americans and other minority skiers from all over the country! This year it's at the first minority owned ski resort, Gold Mountain. But Gold Mountain has enemies, and it's not a black thing. It's a gold thing. A group of locals have been secretly and illegally mining gold from the back side of Gold Mountain. With gold trading at $1500 per ounce, every speck of dust makes it worth the secrecy and the treachery, which includes attempts to buy the resort out from under Carlos DeBary, the savvy, sophisticated owner of Gold Mountain. Add a list of side characters - a grifter who promises more than she will ever deliver; a hedge fund investor facing jail time unless he sells his share of the resort to the gold thieves; and a set of brothers seeking revenge against those who cheated them out of their share of the yellow stuff. When equipment gets sabotaged and dead bodies start showing up during the festival, the owner of Gold Mountain calls on Lemon Boy and the Paladin staff to get answers the police can't find. In the end, all the old lessons surrounding the greed for gold come true, because people are Dying Hard on Gold Mountain.

Slocum 315 Slocum S Gold Mountain

Author: Jake Logan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101166314
Size: 11.20 MB
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Slocum tracks down a titanic treasure trove! When a dying man begs John Slocum to deliver one half of a mysterious map to his brother in Virginia City, there’s no way he can refuse. But his honorable intentions lead him into a mother lode of trouble, with a gang of cutthroats aiming to take the map from his cold, dead hands, a pair of devious and delightful women who each want the treasure—and Slocum—for themselves, and a winner-take-all hunt for a stolen fortune. Now, Slocum must find the hoard of ill-gotten gold before he ends up full of well-aimed lead…

Big Gold Mountain

Author: John Parsons
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748798032
Size: 15.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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