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April 2017

Reclaiming History, Reconstructing Lives—Panel discussion at USF

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
USF Gleeson Library, 2495 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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Between 1865 and 1869, thousands of Chinese laborers worked under perilous conditions and at a grueling pace to help finish the construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. Yet, these contributions have been all too often overlooked and neglected in celebrations of this monumental achievement. The laborers’ hard work under low pay was viewed as a looming threat to local laborers. The hostility toward Chinese immigrants thus escalated, eventually culminating in the passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882,…

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