Bibliographic Details

The first Chinese American : the remarkable life of Wong Chin Foo / Scott D. Seligman.

Author / Creator Seligman, Scott D.
Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2013.
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 364 pages) : illustrations, map
Language English
Subject Chinese Americans -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
Immigrants -- United States.
Chinese Americans -- History -- Sources.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Asian American Studies.
HISTORY -- United States -- 19th Century.
Chinese Americans.
Civil rights workers.
Immigrants.
United States.
Electronic books.
Biography.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11188289
ISBN 9882208436
9789882208438
9888139908
9789888139903
9888139894
9789888139897
Notes Includes chronology (p. [xxi] - xxvi); dramatis personae (p. [xxvii] - xxxii); and glossary and gazetteer (p. [341] - 345).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-355) and index.
Summary Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination in the late 19th century, but they had a leader and a fighter in Wong Chin Foo (1847-1898), whose story is a forgotten chapter in the struggle for equal rights in America. The first to use the term 'Chinese American', Wong defended his compatriots against malicious scapegoating and urged them to become Americanized to win their rights. This book tells his story.
Other form Print version: 9888139908 9789888139903