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In Pursuit of Gold
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Both a history of an overlooked community and a well-rounded reassessment of prevailing assumptions about Chinese immigrants in the American West, In Pursuit of Gold brings to life the world of turn-of-the-century mining towns in the Northwest. Sue Fawn Chung meticulously recreates the lives of Chinese immigrants, miners, merchants, and others who populated these towns and interacted amicably with their white and Native American neighbors, defying the common perception of nineteenth-century Chinese communities as insular enclaves subject to increasing prejudice and violence. Peppered with fascinating details about these communities from the intricacies of Chinese gambling games to the techniques of hydraulic mining, In Pursuit of Gold draws on a wealth of historical materials, including immigration records, census manuscripts, legal documents, newspapers, memoirs, and manuscript collections.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xxviii
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  1. Note on Transliteration of Names
  2. pp. xxix-xxxii
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  1. 1. The Coming and Early Challenges
  2. pp. 1-45
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  1. 2. Onward to Eastern Oregon
  2. pp. 46-81
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  1. 3. Eastward to Northeastern Nevada: Tuscarora
  2. pp. 82-121
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  1. 4. Farther East: Island Mountain and Gold Creek
  2. pp. 122-170
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 171-184
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 185-214
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 215-242
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 243-258
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  1. Further Reading, About the Author, Publication Information
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