Ghosts of Gold Mountain

The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Product Number: EB00729912
Released: May 07, 2019
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ISBN: #9781328618610
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A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.From across the sea, they came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes in America. Converging on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad, the migrants spent years dynamiting tunnels through the snow-packed cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laying tracks across the burning Utah desert. Their sweat and blood fueled the ascent of an interlinked, industrial United States. But those of them who survived this perilous effort would suffer a different kind of death-a historical one, as they were pushed first to the margins of American life and then to the fringes of public memory. In this groundbreaking account, award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers' stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, The Ghosts of Gold Mountain returns these "silent spikes" to their rightful place in our national saga.

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Author(s): Gordon H. Chang
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2019

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Author(s): Gordon H. Chang
Narrator(s): David Shih
Product Number DD46649
Released: May 07, 2019
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684572908
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Author(s): Gordon H. Chang
Narrator(s): David Shih
Product Number Z100150193
Released: May 07, 2019
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684572915

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