The first Chinese American [ebook] : the remarkable life of Wong Chin Foo / Scott D. Seligman. (On ProQuest eBook Collection). [electronic resource].

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination in the late 19th century, but they had a leader and a fighter in Wong Chin Foo (1847-1898), whose story is a forgotten chapter in the struggle for equal rights in America. The first to use the term 'Chinese American', Wong defended his compatriots against malicious scapegoating and urged them to become Americanized to wintheir rights. This book tells his story.
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      The Arid land of Heathenism (1847-67) -- An abbreviated American education (1868-70) -- The timber from which conspirators are made (1871-72) -- Soiled doves (1873-74) -- A hare-brained, half-crazy man (1873-74) -- America's first Confucian missionary (1874) -- A most delightful dish of chow chow (1875-79) -- A terror to the Chinese community (1879-82) -- The Chinese American (1883) -- Wiping out the stain (1883-85) -- I shall drive him back to his sand lots (1883) -- Pigtails in politics (1884-86) -- Chop Suey (1884-86) -- Why am I a heathen? (1887) -- Fifty cents a pound (1887) -- The Chinese in New York (1887-89) -- I have always been a republican (1888-89) -- I'll cut your head off if you write such things (1888-91) -- The only New Yorker without a country (1891) -- The Chinese equal rights league (1892) -- Is it then a crime to be a chinaman? (1893) -- An ardent worker for justice (1893) -- False starts (1894-95) -- The American liberty party (1896) -- A letter from my friends in America (1894-97) -- Citizenship for Americanized Chinese (1897) -- When the world came to Omaha (1897-98) -- I do not like Chinese ways, norchinamen any more (1898).
    • Notes:
      Electronic book.
      Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
      Mode of access: Internet.
      Description based on print version.
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