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The Chinese in America: A Narrative History

by Iris Chang

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Excellent. I had come to the United States in 1967, as a child, not realizing that only two year before my arrival was discrimination in immigration law signed away by Lyndon Johnson under the Hart-Celler Act. A must-read for all Chinese-Americans. Our ancestors suffered unbearable hardships so that we can stand on equal footing as full-fledged citizens of the United States. I mourned the day we lost Iris Chang. ( )
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In an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, Iris Chang tells of a people’s search for a better life—the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity and a destiny in a strange land and, often against great obstacles, to find success. She chronicles the many accomplishments in America of Chinese immigrants and their descendents: building the infrastructure of their adopted country, fighting racist and exclusionary laws, walking the racial tightrope between black and white, contributing to major scientific and technological advances, expanding the literary canon, and influencing the way we think about racial and ethnic groups. Interweaving political, social, economic, and cultural history, as well as the stories of individuals, Chang offers a bracing view not only of what it means to be Chinese American, but also of what it is to be American.

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Chronicles the history of Chinese immigrants in the United States, identifying their contributions to the nation's development, from the construction of the transcontinental railroad to scientific and technological advances.

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