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Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford Research Files
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This collection contains the research files for The Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University. Included are the following: email correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, brochures, images, book chapter and essay drafts, National Endowment for the Humanities grant materials, exhibit and event information, participant lists and resumes, and letters.
The Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford began in 2012 as the first comprehensive effort to recover and interpret the work of the Chinese railroad workers who built the first transcontinental railroad across the United States and other rail lines throughout North America in the 1860s, with the objective of recapturing the lived experience of the Chinese workers themselves. This endeavor to locate and examine primary source materials ended on September 1, 2020, and was a multi-faceted collaboration from over one hundred scholars in North America and Asia who represented a variety of disciplines ranging from history to archaeology, American studies, cultural and literary studies, and heritage studies, becoming the largest effort to study nineteenth-century Chinese American history to date.
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