Chinese Immigrants in the 19th Century Term Paper by The Research Group

Chinese Immigrants in the 19th Century
This paper discusses Chinese immigrants to California: Their roles in gold mining, railroads, agriculture, prejudice, coolie bill and politics.
# 18623 | 2,700 words | 5 sources | 1991 | US

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"California has had a tumultuous history of cultures and races clashing. First inhabited by Indians, California was then settled by the Mexicans and Spanish explorers followed by the Russians. And, with the discovery of gold in 1849, the state became the focus of a major migration from across the country and around the world. However, the "melting pot" effect was not a peaceful one, for with this in-migration began a long history of racial discrimination. The purpose of this paper will be to discuss the early Chinese immigrants in California, including their relation to gold mining, the railroads, agriculture and urban life. Further, the research will provide a detailed look at the prejudice and bigotry these settlers faced and how they gradually became accepted and Americanized.

Before gold was discovered, the Chinese had slowly trickled ... "

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