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The Lucky Ones:
One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (Expanded Paperback Edition)
Mae Ngai
With a new preface by the author

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Chapter 1 [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface to the Paperback Edition viii
Author's Note x
Tape Family Tree xiv
Maps xv

Part I : Strivings (1864-1883)
1. The Lucky One 3
2. The First Rescue 14
3. Joseph and Mary 24

Part II : School Days (1884-1894)
4. "That Chinese Girl" 43
5. Chinatown's Frontier 58

Part III: Native Sons and Daughters (1895-1904)
6. Suburban Squire 71
7. Two Marriages 83
8. The Chinese Village 95

Part IV: The Interpreter Class (1905-1917)
9. Blood and Fire 119
10. In Pursuit of Smugglers 135
11. Modern Life 150
12. The Trial 161
13. "Sailors Should Go Ashore" 173

Part V : Reinventions (1917-1950)
14. The New Daughter-in-Law 189
15. Loss 201
16. Service 207

Epilogue 223
Glossary of Chinese Names 231
Acknowledgments 233
Notes 235
Appendix: Documents from the Chinese Exclusion Era 277
Index 315

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File created: 4/17/2014

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