The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America

The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America

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The Lucky Ones uncovers the story of the Tape family in post-gold rush, racially explosive San Francisco. Mae Ngai paints a fascinating picture of how the role of immigration broker allowed patriarch Jeu Dip (Joseph Tape) to both protest and profit from discrimination, and of the Tapes as the first of a new social type--middle-class Chinese Americans.

Tape family history illuminates American history. Seven-year-old Mamie attempts to integrate California schools,… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Princeton University Press (May 27, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 360 pages

File size: 3.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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