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In Search of Equality: The Chinese Struggle against Discrimination in Nineteenth-Century America

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Charles McClain's illuminating new study probes Chinese efforts to battle manifold discrimination—in housing, employment, and education—in nineteenth-century America. Challenging the stereotypical image of a passive, insular group, McClain reveals a politically savvy population capable of mobilizing to fight mistreatment. He draws on English- and Chinese-language documents ...more
Hardcover, 385 pages
Published May 3rd 1994 by University of California Press (first published 1994)
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Everyone who wants to give this book a try must be clear about one thing:
This is a typical history book, meaning that sometimes it can be a real drag. The book has its up and downs in this regard and so some parts are easy and fun to read and others pretty dragging. But don't worry, only about 70 % of the book are information, the rest are notes and the like. You get a lot of information without a doubt but not in what I would call an entertaining or usually captivating way. Not to mention that
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