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Author Ngai, Mae M.

Title The lucky ones : one family and the extraordinary invention of Chinese America / Mae M. Ngai.

Imprint Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2010.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    305.8951 NGA    Available
Description xi, 288 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-276) and index.
Contents Tape family tree -- Strivings (1864-1883). The lucky one ; The first rescue ; Joseph and Mary -- School days (1884-1894). "That Chinese girl" ; Chinatown's frontier -- Native sons and daughters (1895-1904). Suburban squire ; Two marriages ; The Chinese village -- The interpreter class (1905-1917). Blood and fire ; In pursuit of smugglers ; Modern life ; The trial ; "Sailors should go ashore" -- Reinventions (1917-1950). The new daughter-in-law ; Loss ; Service.
Summary Traces three generations of a Chinese-American family from its patriarch's self-invention as an immigration broker in post-gold rush San Francisco to the family's intimate involvement in the 1904 World's Fair.
Subject Tapp family.
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 19th century.
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century.
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Chinese Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- California -- San Francisco.
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Ethnic identity.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography.
ISBN 9780618651160 : $26.00
0618651160

 
    
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