Good Fortune

My Journey to Gold Mountain
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Author(s): Li Keng Wong
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2016
Product Number: EB00605963
Released: Apr 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781561458745
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Description

In this dramatic memoir of early-twentieth century immigration, author Li Keng Wong shares her family's journey from rural China to a new life in California. In 1933, seven-year-old Li Keng's life changed forever. Her father decided to bring his family from a small village in southern China to California. Getting to America was not easy. Getting past America's strict anti-Chinese immigration laws was even more difficult. Any misstep could mean deportation and disgrace for their family. Life in America during the Great Depression brought many exciting surprises as well as a few disappointments. Hunger, poverty, police raids, frequent moves, and the occasional sting of racism were a part of everyday life, but slowly Li Keng and her family found stability and a true home in "Gold Mountain." ?An author's note contains photos and an update on Li Keng Wong's family. Presenting the joys and sorrows of pursuing the American Dream during a time of racism and great poverty, but also immense opportunity, the book contains information on Angel Island and its significance in history as well as an explanation of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

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