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THE TRAITOR : GOLDEN MOUNTAIN
New York : HarperCollins,
IL 5-8, RL 6.9
1885, our country was expanding westward. The railroads brought
settlers from the east looking for a better life. The railroads were
built using cheap Chinese labor. And now the mine owners employed
Chinese immigrants as workers. There is growing animosity between
the white miners and the Chinese. The "Westerners" blame the Chinese
for their economic hardships and set out to teach them a lesson.
They march on Chinatown in an effort to destroy all the Chinese.
This story is based on a real event that happened. Find out what
happens when cultures collide in this entry in Yep's Golden Mountain Chronicles.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Illegitimate children -- Fiction.
Coal mines and mining -- Fiction.
Rock Springs Massacre, Rock Springs, Wyo., 1885 -- Fiction.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
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