Blood and Sweat Over the Railway Tracks

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Ten thousand men recruited from China built the transcontinental railway linking British Columbia to the rest of Canada in the 1880s, Combining images, text, and poetry, Lily Chow tells their remarkable story - who came and why, the incredibly dangerous conditions of work, and survivors subsequent lives. Every British Columbian wants to read this book. 

-Jean Barman, professor emerita of UBC, and author of The west beyond the west: A History of British Columbia. 

An exciting and groundbreaking series, Gold Mountain Stories boldly reimagines North America's engagement with the Pacific world by bringing to light the long ignored and untold stories of Chinese migrant experiences through their interactions and relationship with other Asian migrants, indigenous peoples, and European Migrants. 


Paperback: 116 pages 
Publisher: Vancouver, BC: Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia: Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies, University of British Columbia, [2014]

Language: English
ISBN 13:  978 - 0993659300 
ISBN 10: 0993659306