The children of Chinatown : growing up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920 /

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Author / Creator:Rouse, Wendy L., author.
Imprint:Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Chinese American children -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Children -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Chinese American families -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Children's Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Asian American Studies.
Chinese American children.
Chinese American families.
Chinese Americans.
Ethnic relations.
Manners and customs.
Social conditions
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- History.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Social life and customs.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Social conditions.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- History.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations.
California -- San Francisco.
California -- San Francisco -- Chinatown.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index.
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Summary:Jorae challenges long-held notions of early Chinatown as a bachelor community by showing that families--and particularly children--played important roles in its daily life. Facing barriers of immigration exclusion, cultural dislocation, child labor, segregated schooling, crime, and violence, Chinese American children attempted to build a world for themselves on the margins of two cultures. Their story is part of the larger American story of the struggle to overcome racism and realize the ideal of equality.
Other form:Print version: Jorae, Wendy Rouse. Children of Chinatown. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009 9780807833131