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The California Gold Rush: Chinese Laborers In America (1848-1882)

ISBN-10: 1508140618
ISBN-13: 9781508140610
Author: Wilson, Steve
Interest Level: 4-8
Publisher: Rosen Publishing

Publication Date: January 2016

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 24

Series: Spotlight On Immigration And Migration

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Grades 4-8

Reading Level

Guided Reading: R
Lexile: 880L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration

Immigration from China to the United States coincided with the California gold rush. Attracted by the riches "Gold Mountain" had to offer, Chinese immigrants in search of a better life left China in droves in the mid-to-late 19th century. Readers will learn what hardships and successes Chinese immigrants faced when they arrived in the United States through a detailed examination of the push/pull factors that caused thousands of Chinese to leave their home. Important topics such as the growth of the railroad and anti-immigration policies help readers understand the big-picture perspective of Chinese immigration in America. Historical photographs and primary sources provide opportunities for additional learning..
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