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The first Chinese American : the remarkable life of Wong Chin Foo, Scott D. Seligman

Label
The first Chinese American : the remarkable life of Wong Chin Foo
Title
The first Chinese American
Title remainder
the remarkable life of Wong Chin Foo
Statement of responsibility
Scott D. Seligman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination in the late nineteenth 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 win their rights. A trailblazer and a born showman who proclaimed himself China's first Confucian missionary to the United States, he founded America's first association of Chinese voters and testified before Congress to get laws that denied them citizenship repealed. Wong challenged Americans to live up to the principles they freely espoused but failed to apply to the Chinese in their midst. This evocative biography is the first book-length account of the life and times of one of America's most famous Chinese--and one of its earliest campaigners for racial equality."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seligman, Scott D
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
E664.W86
LC item number
S45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • Chinese American journalists
  • Chinese Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants in mass media
Label
The first Chinese American : the remarkable life of Wong Chin Foo, Scott D. Seligman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes chronology (p. [xxi]-xxvi); Dramatis personae (p. [xxvii]-xxxii); and Glossary and gazetteer (p. [341]-345)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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, nor chinamen any more (1898)
Control code
824733625
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxii, 364 pages
Isbn
9789888139897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)824733625
Label
The first Chinese American : the remarkable life of Wong Chin Foo, Scott D. Seligman
Publication
Note
Includes chronology (p. [xxi]-xxvi); Dramatis personae (p. [xxvii]-xxxii); and Glossary and gazetteer (p. [341]-345)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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, nor chinamen any more (1898)
Control code
824733625
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxii, 364 pages
Isbn
9789888139897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)824733625

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