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Author Jorae, Wendy Rouse, author

Title The children of Chinatown : growing up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920 / Wendy Rouse Jorae
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Constructing childhood in early Chinatown : image versus reality -- The immigration of Chinese children and the Chinese question -- Recentering the Chinese family in early Chinese American history -- For the family back home : Chinese children at work -- Challenging segregation : Chinese children at school -- Articles of contention : Chinese children in the missions and courts -- Children of the new Chinatown -- Conclusion: Constructing the future
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-283) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Children -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Chinese American children -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Chinese American families -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- History.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Social conditions.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Social life and customs.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- History.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009011633
ISBN 0807898589 (electronic bk.)
1469605376 (electronic bk.)
9780807898581 (electronic bk.)
9781469605371 (electronic bk.)