The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad (Asian America) (Paperback)
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This landmark volume sheds light on the lives and experiences of the Chinese workers who made up 90% of the workforce that built the Central Pacific Railroad-but who have been little understood and largely invisible in traditional accounts of the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad.
About the Author
Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin are Co-Directors of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford; Hilton Obenzinger is Associate Director and Roland Hsu is Director of Research.