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Ghosts Of Gold Mountain — The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

Date
May 11
Time
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost
Reservations required at the website
Organizer’s Site
theautry.org/events/member-events/ghosts-gold-mountain-epic-story-chinese-who-built-transcontinental-railroad
Council District
City Council District 4
Join the Autryfor, a presentation by Gordon H. Chang, author of a groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.

 

They came by the thousands from across the sea, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes in America. Converging on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad, the migrants spent years dynamiting tunnels through the snow-packed cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laying tracks across the burning Utah desert. Their sweat and blood fueled the ascent of an interlinked, industrial United States. But those of them who survived this perilous effort would suffer a different kind of death—a historical one, as they were pushed first to the margins of American life and then to the fringes of public memory.

Location

The Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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323.667.2000
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