By Monique Avakian

Utilizing a large association of visible instruments, this atlas bargains a close review of the stories and demanding occasions surrounding american citizens of Asian descent. lengthy ignored more often than not stories, Asian-American historical past assets were scarce. that includes special maps and authoritative textual content, this booklet tells the tale of now not one crew of individuals yet many. images, line graphs, charts, chronologies, field good points, and maps support discover the cultural, old, political, and social historical past of Asian american citizens. insurance additionally profiles key occasions and matters of their homelands, in particular these elements that prompted their move to the us.

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The price of flour reached as much as $800 a barrel, and eggs cost $3 each. ” Though the Chinese later improved the placer method to work the claims, at the onset of the gold rush, most miners panned for gold with a hand-held kitchen skillet or flat pan. Prospectors filled the pan with gravel, dipped it into a stream, and swirled the mixture around to wash the dirt away from any gold that would settle to the bottom. This process involved squatting for long hours in the hot sun with hands submerged in icy stream water.

S. census, there were just three Chinese in the United States in 1820, the first year a census report was issued. In 1848 James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill in California quite by accident, and had no idea that the few tiny sparkling flakes held in his hand foretold of a gold rush that would change tens of thousands of lives, as well as the development of a state and nation. People from all over the world poured in to California to strike it rich. In one year, tiny San Francisco (population 812 in 1848) grew into a boomtown with a population of 25,000.

Shores. Instead many wound up toiling in the European colonies of the Caribbean, Africa, and elsewhere. GAM SAAN 29 P A C I F I C V O YA G E Thanks to the development of the steamship, by the mid-1860s the journey from China to San Francisco shortened into one month instead of two. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company, which began roundtrip operations between China and the United States in 1866, was the first company to take advantage of the new technology. Since steamships were less dependent on wind and weather than the clipper sailing ships of the previous era, they were a more reliable form of transportation.

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