Escape to Gold Mountain : a graphic history of the Chinese in North America

by David H. T. Wong

Paperback, 2012




Vancouver, BC : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012.


"Escape to Gold Mountain is the story of how the Chinese came to North America over the course of more than 100 years."--Page 4 of cover.

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LibraryThing member MiriamMartin
I received this as a first-read book. It was a very interesting book. I knew some of the history being told but not all. The format will make it appealing to youth so hopefully the story of the Chinese in Canada and the U.S. will not be forgotten.
LibraryThing member Salsabrarian
In graphic format, Wong outlines the history of the Chinese in North America. Despite accomplishments such as helping build the railroads in America and Canada, Chinese immigrants faced scorching racism and were the victims of violent attacks and exclusionary laws. There is no sparing the reader of
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realities; racist terms are tossed about by white characters, and there are illustrations of men either killed by mob violence or explosions during rail construction. Teen and adult readers will not only get the fuller picture about Chinese-American historty, but they may be moved to to learn further about some of the historic figures portrayed in the book. Extensive research citations are listed in the back.
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LibraryThing member LDVoorberg
It covers a lot of history for teens in a very short space and therefore has to resort to simplistic explanations and basic characters. If you're looking for a quick summary of the history of Chinese immigration in North America, then this is for you.



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