Chinese on the American Frontier by Arif DirlikChinese on the American Frontier by Arif Dirlik

Chinese on the American Frontier

byArif Dirlik, Malcolm YeungContribution byGrant K. Anderson

Paperback | November 17, 2003

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Chinese immigrants played a dynamic role in frontier America, yet scholars of Asian America have focused for the most part only on the Pacific Coast, especially California. This reader fills that gap by collecting memoirs, documents, and historical analyses from the other Western states-from the Cascades to the Great Plains-to provide a comprehensive overview of the Chinese in nineteenth-century America. Selecting among a wealth of primary and secondary material, Dirlik has chosen works that enlarge our understanding of the Chinese presence in the West and the development of Chinese cultural formations on the frontier. Providing insights not only into frontier society in the United States, but also into U.S.-Chinese relations of the time, this volume will be invaluable for all readers interested in China, Western history, and the history of Asian America.
Arif Dirlik is professor of history at University of Oregon. Malcolm Yeung graduated in 1997 with a Master's degree in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Title:Chinese on the American FrontierFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.02 × 6.02 × 1.54 inPublished:November 17, 2003Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I. Introduction Chapter 2 Mapping the Chinese Presence on the US Frontier Part 3 Part II. Chinese on the Eastern Frontier Chapter 4 After the Gold Rush: Chinese Mining in the Far West, 1850-1890 Chapter 5 The Army of Canton in the High Sierra Part 6 The Southwest (Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas) Chapter 7 Sojourners and Settlers: The Chinese Experience in Arizona Chapter 8 Chinese Sojourners in Territorial Prescott Chapter 9 The Chinese in Nevada: An Historical Survey, 1856-1970 Chapter 10 Virginia City's Chinese Community, 1860-1880 Chapter 11 Chapter 13 from Roughing It Chapter 12 Territory of New Mexico v. Yee Shun (1882): A Turning Point in Chinese Legal Relationships in the Trans-Mississippi West Chapter 13 The Chinese in Texas Part 14 Part C. The Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho) Chapter 15 The Chinese in Eastern Oregon, 1860-1890 Chapter 16 Chinese Culture in the Inland Empire Chapter 17 The Snake River Massacre of Chinese Miners, 1887 Chapter 18 A Chinaman's Chance on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier Chapter 19 Polly Bemis, Legendary Heroine Chapter 20 Pierce City Incident, 1885-1886 Part 21 Part D. The Rocky Mountains (Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota) Chapter 22 Utah's Chinatowns: The Development and Decline of Extinct Ethnic Enclaves Chapter 23 The Pioneer Chinese of Utah Chapter 24 The Chinese in Gilpin County Chapter 25 The Chinese in Denver: Their Location and Occupations Chapter 26 Denver's Anti-Chinese Riot, 1880 Chapter 27 A Chinese Romance, Chapter 28 Chinese Emigrants in Southwest Wyoming 1868-1885 Chapter 29 David G. Thomas' Memories of the Chinese Riot Chapter 30 Rock Springs Incident Chapter 31 Kwangtung to Big Sky: The Chinese in Montana, 1864-1900 Chapter 32 The Heathen Chinese Chapter 33 Boycott in Butte: Organized Labor and the Chinese Community, 1896-1897 Chapter 34 Deadwood's Chinatown Chapter 35 Deadwood Gulch: The Last Chinatown

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The contributors provide interesting information on how Chinese people lived in the Southwest, Northwest, and Rocky Mountain states during the late 1800s. . . . This text is a useful addition to libraries that specialize in Chinese American studies.