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Chinese Americans and San Francisco Chinatown
A look at how San Francisco's Chinatown affected the status of Chinese Americans.
# 134440 | 4,000 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Asian Studies (Asian American)

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The paper explores how Chinatown in San Francisco affected the American way of life. The paper describes how the Chinese Americans, left to their own devices, created a community that took care of its own, and in many ways it continues to do so today. The paper relates that the tourism industry has always had its highs and lows, but in San Francisco, thanks to the exotic draw of Chinatown, tourism has never suffered.

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"The first person from China to immigrate to the United States was in 1848 in the state of California. The stories of a "Gold Mountain" brought thousands more Chinese to California, but it was not long before the Chinese felt the legislated discrimination of the American public. Newly migrated Chinese were forced out of the gold fields of California and into very low paying laboring jobs in mines, on ranches and herd drives. Chinese Americans were the laborers on the Central Pacific Railroad. They also created fisheries and gave their labor cheaply when there was work that the white man did not want to do. In 1870 work was scarce for the..."

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