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History of Chinese in U. S. and Canada

 

California

A documented historical account that provides an excellent overview of the lives of Chinese in California from the 1850s to the early 1900s, what they did for a living, and how they were targets of racial discrimination. National Park Service.

http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/5views/5views3a.htm

 

Columbia River Basin

Describes the Chinese in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho who worked as merchants, minors, and railroad workers in the late 1800s and developed communities where they operated restaurants, laundries, and stores.

http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha/ca/ca.htm

 

Seattle, Washington

http://www.wingluke.org/international_district.html

 

Utamilla County, Oregon

http://www.ccrh.org/comm/umatilla/primary/chinese2.htm

 

Grant County, Oregon

http://gesswhoto.com/immigrants.html

 

Idaho

 http://www.uidaho.edu/LS/AACC/

 

Butte, Montana

http://www.maiwah.org/

 

Wyoming

The early Chinese worked on the Union Pacific railroad and in coal mines, but they met with often hostile reactions from the whites. They managed to survive and make contributions to their communities.

http://www.wwcc.cc.wy.us/wyo_hist/ev.wyoming_and_the_chinese.htm

 

Utah

Many of the Chinese who worked on building the railroads stayed and established communities in Utah and the surrounding area.

http://historytogo.utah.gov/piochina.html

 

Deadwood, South Dakota

Ingenuity and the ability to work hard and live cheaply enabled Chinese to succeed in many businesses but they were often persecuted because Whites felt that the Chinese were taking away their jobs.

Laundry DeadwoodUnderGround

 

Tucson, Arizona

Excellent site outlines the history of Chinese-Americans in Tucson. Includes short biographies of prominent of Tucson Chinese-American and links to other web resources.

http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/images/chamer/chinese.html

 

Texas

History of Chinese in Texas with excellent description of coolie labor recruitment and the types of businesses that Chinese entered

Chinese Texans

 

Arkansas

http://www.arkansasheritage.com/people_stories/asianamericans/chinese.asp

 

Mississippi Delta

How Chinese came after the Civil war and established communities running mom and pop grocery stores in the rural towns along the Mississippi Delta.

http://mshistory.k12.ms.us/features/feature33/chinese.html

 

Chicago

http://www.chicago-chinatown.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?li=26

 

Detroit

A preliminary site on the history of Chinatown in Detroit

http://www2.lib.wayne.edu/resources/special_collections/local/chid/index.html

 

 

Minnesota

http://www.makingconnections.state.mn.us/current/china/read_about_it/background/mn_history.html

 

Lowell, Masschusetts

Historical analysis of how Chinese immigrants came to a New England industrial town in 1870s and how they fared up to the 1970s

http://www.uml.edu/umlmainpage/umlnews/ViewArticle.asp?articleid=44

http://library.uml.edu/clh/Asian/Asian9.htm

 

Maine

A small number of Chinese settled in Maine

http://www.mainememory.net/bin/Features?t=fp&feat=70

 

United States in general

 

http://members.aol.com/chineseusa/00his.htm

 

 

Chinese in Canada

 

History of Chinese in Canada

http://collections.ic.gc.ca/generations/index2.html

 

British Columbia To Toronto

http://www.interlog.com/~fccs/slides1.htm

 

Lem Wong’s life in Ontario

http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/3/sidebar.html

 

Enderby, British Columbia, Canada

History of Chinese community in small town, British Columbia, Canada

http://www.sjs.sd83.bc.ca/museum/thepast/ethnic/chinese.htm

 

 

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

http://www.barkerville.ca/barkerville/chinatown_intro.html