The Chinese in The Huntington Archives

20th Century Chinese workers
Jan. 22, 2020

Mae Ngai, professor of history at Columbia University, explores The Huntington's collections on the history of the American West, which includes some scattered references of the Chinese people, who were integral to California's history but were not always visible through historical records.

 

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