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➲ Ghosts of Gold Mountain  Read ➺ Author Gordon H. Chang – Vejega.info Gripping Chang Has Accomplished The Seemingly Impossible He Has Written A Remarkably Rich, Human And Compelling Story Of The Railroad Chinese Peter Cozzens, Wall Street Journal A Groundbreaking, Breathtaking History Of The Chinese Workers Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad, Helping To Forge Modern America Only To Disappear Into The Shadows Of History Until Now From Across The Sea, They Came By The Thousands, Escaping War And Poverty In Southern China To Seek Their Fortunes In America Converging On The Enormous Western Worksite Of The Transcontinental Railroad, The Migrants Spent Years Dynamiting Tunnels Through The Snow Packed Cliffs Of The Sierra Nevada And Laying Tracks Across The Burning Utah Desert Their Sweat And Blood Fueled The Ascent Of An Interlinked, Industrial United States But Those Of Them Who Survived This Perilous Effort Would Suffer A Different Kind Of Death A Historical One, As They Were Pushed First To The Margins Of American Life And Then To The Fringes Of Public Memory In This Groundbreaking Account, Award Winning Scholar Gordon H Chang Draws On Unprecedented Research To Recover The Chinese Railroad Workers Stories And Celebrate Their Role In Remaking America An Invaluable Correction Of A Great Historical Injustice, The Ghosts Of Gold Mountain Returns These Silent Spikes To Their Rightful Place In Our National Saga The Lived Experience Of The Railroad Chinese Has Long Been Elusive Chang S Book Is A Moving Effort To Recover Their Stories And Honor Their Indispensable Contribution To The Building Of Modern AmericaThe New York Times

10 thoughts on “Ghosts of Gold Mountain

  1. Bob H Bob H says:

    May 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony, so it s fitting for this groundbreaking new book, one which tells the story of the Railroad Chinese, as the author calls them, in detail for the first time To build the tr

  2. Geoffrey Geoffrey says:

    Note I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley Throughout this work, author Gordon Chang rightfully laments the current lack of firsthand accounts from any of the Chinese migrants who helped construct the Transcontinental Railroad Ho

  3. John Yingling John Yingling says:

    I only slightly knew of the Chinese contributions to the building of the Transcontinental Railroad This enlightening book opened my eyes, so to speak, to the enormous part played by these men, and to their sacrifices and dedication in doing so Without t

  4. Katie Katie says:

    The western portion of the Transcontinental Railroad was built almost entirely by immigrant Chinese, 20,000 or so of them I expect most of us are vaguely aware of that, and I expect most of us are aware this was hard, dangerous work Begun in 1864, finished in 18

  5. Schuyler Wallace Schuyler Wallace says:

    Gordon H Chang has written a fascinating account of the labor and technology involved in building the Transcontinental Railroad For seven years, two railroad companies raced towards each other across some 1,900 miles of the United States, completing a link between the Ea

  6. Amy Amy says:

    At issue in the controversy over the deaths of Chinese who perished during and after the construction of the Pacific Railroad is the deep anguish and anger many felt about the suffering Chinese endured in nineteenth century America, which has yet to be fully acknowledged The grie

  7. Sharon Sharon says:

    Stanford University Sinologist Gordon H Chang has taken a bit of history that most of us probably never learned and made it come alive Chinese immigrants to the United States were the major construction force of the Central Pacific Railroad, which connected with the Union Pacific at Promo

  8. Randall Harrison Randall Harrison says:

    Perhaps my expectations were a little too high for this book I thought this would provide specific detail than I ve received in reading other books about the construction of the intercontinental railroad, like Stephen Ambrose s, Nothing Like It In The World The detail here is extensive however, t

  9. Melissa Melissa says:

    This review is part of the Vine program.I had known before that a lot of Chinese Immigrants came over to work on the railroads back in the 19th century What I didn t know was the extent, the hardship, and just how integral they were to the effort.Ghosts of Gold Mountain is a pretty definitive history of t

  10. Randy Randy says:

    This was a very informative book, although clearly difficult for the author to write based on first hand accounts of the Chinese experience on building the transcontinental railroad, since there are few first hand accounts that have been preserved The author presents much of his material from inference based on sim

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