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Forbidden Workers: Illegal Chinese Immigrants and American Labor
by Peter Kwong
A "gripping expos" (Publishers Weekly) of the conditions faced by Chinese illegal aliens in the United States. Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "a must-read," Forbidden Workers tells for the first time the full story of recent Chinese immigration to this country. Widely praised from the Wall Street Journal to Asian Week, the book uses the Chinese experience to shed l ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by New Press, The
(first published January 1st 1998)
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This is a brilliant but easily readable examination of the undocumented Chinese immigrant community in New York City's Chinatown. It's incredible that the sweatshops of the five points are still alive and well, we've just replaced Irish and Jewish immigrants with Chinese.