Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain - John Jung

Chinese Laundries: Tickets to Survival on Gold Mountain

By John Jung

  • Release Date - Published: 2011-03-25
  • Book Genre: History
  • Author: John Jung
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A social history of the role of the Chinese laundry on the survival of early Chinese immigrants in the U.S.during the Chinese Exclusion law period, 1882-1943, and in Canada during the years of the Head Tax, 1885-1923, and exclusion law, 1923-1947. Why and how Chinese got into the laundry business and how they had to fight discriminatory laws and competition from white-owned laundries to survive. Description of their lives, work demands, and living conditions. Reflections by a sample of children who grew up living in the backs of their laundries provide vivid first-person glimpses of the difficult lives of Chinese laundrymen and their families.

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