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Escape to Gold Mountain

A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America
Wong, David H. T. (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Escape to Gold Mountain

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This is a vivid graphic history of the Chinese experience in North America over the last 150 years, beginning with the immigration of Chinese to "Gold Mountain" (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) in the 1800s that resulted in decades of discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones. Based on historical documents and interviews with elders, the book is also the epic story of the Wong family as they traverse these challenges with hope and determination, creating an immigrant's legacy in their new home of North America. David H.T. Wong is an architect and historian.
Authors: Wong, David H. T., 1959-
Title: Escape to gold mountain
a graphic history of the Chinese in North America
Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012.
Characteristics: 239 p. :,hiefly ill. ;,26 cm.
ISBN: 9781551524764
Statement of Responsibility: David H.T. Wong
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Form Available: Also issued in electronic format.
Subject Headings: Chinese Canada History Comic books, strips, etc. Chinese Canada History Juvenile literature. Chinese United States History Comic books, strips, etc. Chinese United States History Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form: Graphic novels.
Topical Term: Chinese
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Oct 05, 2013
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Oct 05, 2013
  • flytrap rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Remarkable graphic novel… (the) blending of U.S. and Canadian history is one of the delightful and unusual aspects of this important book. No doubt, this is a story of racism, exploitation, and violence; but it's also a story of warmth and solidarity
- Teaching for Change



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