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

By: Ngai, Mae M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010Description: xi, 288 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780618651160 :; 0618651160.Subject(s): 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.) -- BiographyDDC classification: 305.895/1073079461
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-276) and index.

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.

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.

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