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History of Chinese immigration to be topic at Greenwood Lake Library

Friday, 17 April 2015

 GREENWOOD LAKE - The "Learn at Your Library" lecture series at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road, will present “Paper Angels: The History of Chinese Immigration” with Jeffrey S. Dosik, librarian and National Park Service ranger for the Statue of Liberty Monument and Ellis Island, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. May 31.

Dosik will explore the history and contributions of the Chinese in America from the mid-19th century California Gold Rush to the early 21st century, in the fields of mining, railroad building, the Chinese hand laundry, the Chinese restaurant, and their work as domestic servants, as well as the work of the Chinese immigrants I.M. Pei, the famous architect, and Ah Wang, the inventor of the memory chip for computers and the founder of the Wang Corporation.

Also discussed will be the rise of anti-Asian sentiment in the 19th-century American West, which led to the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which was the first anti-immigration law to be passed in American history.

Registration is required for this free adult program either in person or by calling 477-8377, ext. 101. Seating is limited; early registration is suggested.

Source : Record Online

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