The California Gold Rush

Chinese Laborers in America (1848-1882)

Spotlight on Immigration and Migration

Immigration from China to the United States coincided with the California gold rush. Attracted by the riches "Gold Mountain" had to offer, Chinese immigrants in search of a better life left China in droves in the mid-to-late 19th century. Readers will learn what hardships and successes Chinese immigrants faced when they arrived in the United States through a detailed examination of the push/pull factors that caused thousands of Chinese to leave their home. Important topics such as the growth of the railroad and anti-immigration policies help readers understand the big-picture perspective of Chinese immigration in America. Historical photographs and primary sources provide opportunities for additional learning.

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Reading Level: 4-5

Interest Level: 4-8

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-5081-4064-1
Author : Steve Wilson
Copyright : 2016
Language : English
Category : Social Studies, American History
Pages : 24
Trim : 7 1/8" x 8 1/2"
GRL : R
Dewey : 973'.04951—dc23
ATOS : 5.2
ARPoints : 0.5
Subject : Social Studies, American History
Binding : Library
Black and White Photographs • Detailed Table of Contents • Fact Boxes • Full-color photographs • Glossary • Index • Primary Sources • Web Sites