From Stanford University comes this extensive digital history project that provides insight into the experiences and legacy of nineteenth-century Chinese railroad workers in North America. This project was headed by history professor Gordon Chang, English professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin, and American Studies scholar Hilton Obenzinger, in collaboration with a number of experts and organizations from both the United States and China. For visitors who are unfamiliar with the history of Chinese railroad workers in the U.S., the FAQs and timeline sections offer a good introduction. The highlight of this project is the rich collection of primary source materials available via the impressive research section. These materials include photographs, oral history interviews with descendants of railroad workers, historic magazines (many of which are available courtesy of the California Digital Newspaper Collection), and more. Those interested in conducting further research on the subject may want to view the two historiographies listed on the research page.
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