Book Discussion: Ghosts of Gold Mountain | SF
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The Book Club of California | 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA
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Monday, October 14, 2019
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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.