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Journey to Gold Mountain the Chinese in 19th-century America by Rebecca Stefoff

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Published by Chelsea House in New York .
Written in English


  • Chinese Americans -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-123) and index.

StatementRonald Takaki ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.
SeriesAsian American experience, Asian American experience (New York, N.Y.)
ContributionsTakaki, Ronald T., 1939-
LC ClassificationsE184.C5 T35 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination126 p. :
Number of Pages126
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1397171M
ISBN 100791021777, 0791022773
LC Control Number93004649

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