Anti-Chinese Sentiment In The Sierra Nevada

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, a massive undertaking that employed thousands of Chinese immigrants. In this installment of “Time & Place,” historian Alicia Barber explains some of the challenges faced by the Chinese residents of the Sierra Nevada after the railroad was finished. As a warning, this segment contains historical accounts of physical violence fueled by racism and may not be suitable for children.

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