The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Co-presented by Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco
They came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes working to build the Transcontinental Railroad. These migrants spent years dynamiting tunnels through the snow-packed cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laying tracks across the burning Utah desert, helping fuel the ascent of an interlinked, industrial United States. But survivors were pushed first to the margins of American life, and then to the fringes of public memory. Award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang discusses his groundbreaking book Ghosts of Gold Mountain. FREE, advance registration suggested
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