Ghosts of Gold Mountain: Chinese Building the Transcontinental Railroad
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Although Chinese workers constituted 90% of the labor force on the western portion of the transcontinental railroad line and have been credited with carrying the burden of its construction, they have faded into the shadows of history over time. Professor Chang's talk speaks to their historical neglect and shares insights into their experience gained from a decade of research and the publication of his book, Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad (2019).
Asian American Studies | United States History
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Chang, Gordon H., "Ghosts of Gold Mountain: Chinese Building the Transcontinental Railroad" (2021). Friends of History Presentations. 5.