Ghosts of Gold Mountain

Ghosts of Gold Mountain

The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Written by Gordon H. Chang
Narrated by David Shih
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Ghosts of Gold Mountain

The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
Written by Gordon H. Chang | Narrated by David Shih
Listeners will enjoy the “remarkable” narration (AudioFile) in this Earphones Award winner! The forgotten stories of the Chinese workers on the Transcontinental Railroad — and their influence on ushering America into a modern era — are brought to light in a “remarkably rich, human, and compelling story” (The Wall Street Journal).

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A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.

From across the sea, they came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes in America. Converging on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad, the migrants spent years dynamiting tunnels through the snow-packed cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laying tracks across the burning Utah desert. Their sweat and blood fueled the ascent of an interlinked, industrial United States. But those of them who survived this perilous effort would suffer a different kind of death—a historical one, as they were pushed first to the margins of American life and then to the fringes of public memory.

In this groundbreaking account, award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, The Ghosts of Gold Mountain returns these “silent spikes” to their rightful place in our national saga.

Nonfiction
History
United States

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Release Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Run time: 9 hours and 52 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook

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