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Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

This is history we think we learned in eighth grade. Gordon Chang takes our tiny tidbit an The western portion of the Transcontinental Railroad was built almost entirely by immigrant Chinese, 20, or so of them.

Gordon Chang takes our tiny tidbit and returns a thoroughly human story, extensively researched and rich in detail.

Most of these men were contract workers who came willingly, following opportunity. All the work was done by hand — men with hand tools, wheelbarrows, black powder a Chinese invention , horse carts and supply trains as the tracks extended.


Teams of three men using an eight-pound sledge hammer and a pole with crude bit-end could tap roughly three blasting holes a day, mile after mile, for roadbeds and tunnels. Avalanches, explosions and fire, rock slides, entrapment, maiming injuries that would, as likely as not, ultimately kill a man.

We can only estimate the number of deaths, however.

Some continued as railroad workers here, in Canada, and elsewhere. Some remained, took jobs or opened businesses, and their descendants live among us. However, federal law immigration law prohibited anyone born in China from becoming a naturalized citizen, and that law was not changed until Nothing brings today into focus as blindingly as history does, and so I offer you Ghosts of Gold Mountain, a thorough, scholarly work and a good read as well.

Available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on May 7. I would like to thank the publisher, the author and NetGalley for providing me this opportunity.That initial acceptance was deepened by the diligence and skill the Railroad Chinese exhibited on the Transcontinental. Of course, not everyone was open-minded. Vol 2: Here is a list of avaialbe Hardy Boys books in acceptable to good condition!

You are not coming across as unreasonable or rude. Reasonable offers will be considered. Just as they have served me. However, federal law immigration law prohibited anyone born in China from becoming a naturalized citizen, and that law was not changed until More open to the outside world and its economic possibilities than the rest of the nation, this region had developed a culture of emigration.

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