Chinese Immigrants (Immigration to the United States) by Prof Michael Teitelbaum, Professor Robert Asher

By Prof Michael Teitelbaum, Professor Robert Asher

The USA is really a country of immigrants. Spanning the time from whilst the Europeans first got here to the hot international, this ebook conveys the thrill of those tales to youngsters. It highlights the topics, humans, locations, and occasions that have been very important to every immigrant crew.

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The article reported how efficient, hardworking, and 41 reliable they were. Sampson decided to hire Chinese workers from California and bring them to Massachusetts to replace the striking workers he had fired. Seventy-five Chinese workers traveled cross-country to work in Sampson’s factory. ” They were angry at the Chinese for replacing the striking workers. After all, if Sampson had new workers for his factory, he would not have to meet the demands made by the strikers. The Chinese workers were soon producing more shoes than the former employees had.

Miners stayed in these houses on trips to the city, and sightseers stayed while visiting Chinatown. Other Chinese immigrants started importing businesses. They brought tea, silk, porcelain, and other goods to San Francisco from China to sell. Ninety percent of the Chinese immigrants of the 19th century were men. San Francisco’s Chinatown was largely a community of bachelors, or unmarried men. The men lived together, often crowding into small apartments to save money. 31 They also socialized together in what little spare time they had.

They were often beaten or whipped by their foremen, who treated them like slaves. As they had in the mines, they faced prejudice and racism working on the railroad. The great success of the Chinese railroad workers caused anger among some of the white laborers. Crocker and Strobridge used the work of the Chinese as an example of what could be accomplished. This angered white workers. Finally, on May 10, 1869, the two railroads met at Promontory Summit, Utah. Before the building of the railroad, it took up to six months to travel across the United States from coast to coast.

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