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Chinese Laundryman

by Paul C.P. Siu

  • ISBN: 9780814778746
  • ISBN10: 0814778747

Chinese Laundryman

by Paul C.P. Siu

  • List Price: $28.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
  • Publish date: 07/01/1988
  • ISBN: 9780814778746
  • ISBN10: 0814778747
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Description: Chinese hand laundries have been a fixture of America's urban landscape for over one hundred years. Yet little is publicly known about the workings of this familiar institution which originated shortly after Chinese immigrants had started to arrive in some numbers in California in the 1850s. At that time the Chinese worked in a wide range of occupations, hand laundries being one of them.

With the faltering of the Western economy and as European immigration to the United States mounted, the tide of anti-Chinese sentiment swelled, which culminated in violent evictions of the Chinese from West Coast cities and in the imposition of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The laundry became one of the few occupations in which Chinese were able to continue to work. This book is the definitive scholarly study of Chinese laundries and of those who worked in them in the United States.

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 354 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. New York Chinatown History Project. Audience: General/trade.
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