Ghosts of Gold Mountain: Chinese Building the Transcontinental Railroad

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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).

Date

10-29-2021

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Asian American Studies | United States History

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Gordon H. Chang is the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and Professor of History at Stanford University. He served as Director of the Center for East Asian Studies and the co-director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project. He is the author of Fateful Ties and the author or editor of five other books.

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Ghosts of Gold Mountain: Chinese Building the Transcontinental Railroad

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