Known to their countrymen as guests of Gold Mountain, the Chinese–like all immigrants–sought great fortune in San Francisco’s Golden Gate in the mid-19th century. Yet many found hostility and hard work, while often braving dangerous jobs. They endured violence and injustice, yet clung to this land with tenacity and made it their own.
With nearly 200 historic photographs gathered from notable collections, The Historic Photos of The Chinese in California by Author Hannah Clayborn explores a century of Chinese progress in California. Retracing the immigrants’ steps–from the gold fields to the high Sierra railroad camps, to lettuce fields and olive groves, and to the Monterey coast–Chinese enclaves throughout the state are thoughtfully visited.
A Presentation of Second Saturdays at CHSA by Author Hannah Clayborn.
Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1 pm