Tracking a Lost Voice: The Chinese Workers on the Transcontinental Railroad
- Between 1865 and 1869, thousands of Chinese migrants toiled at a grueling pace and in perilous working conditions to help construct the railroad. The railroad, which could not have been completed without these Chinese workers, was the main source of the fortune with which Leland Stanford founded Stanford University. The history of these Chinese workers is a transnational story, told from both U.S. and Chinese perspectives, that the Chinese Railroad Workers Project tries to document and share. As co-directors of the project, Prof. Chang and Prof. Fishkin will talk about how the project gives a voice to these Chinese migrants.
|Type of resource
|1 audio file
|Stanford Historical Society
|Fishkin, Shelley Fisher
|Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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