Chinese Hopes

the mid-1800s, corruption, natural disasters, oppressive taxes, and food shortages led to an exodus of people from Guangdong Province in southeast China. Many Chinese went to Southeast Asia. Others decided to journey to America, where gold had been discovered in California in 1848. By 1852, as many as 25,000 Chinese laborers had arrived on the West Coast to try their luck in the goldfields. The travelers

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