Read about former journalist Lincoln Kaye’s efforts to find out about the Weaverville (CA) Louies:
He’s writing it in episodes, and so far there’s an interesting look at researching at NARA (US National Archives) and at the US consular unit in Hong Kong.
Via H-Asia, an announcement of a new online exhibition about the history of Chinese American women.
Chinese American Women: A History of Resilience and Resistance explores the lives of Chinese American women during their first one hundred years in the United States. It has been put together by Jean Pfaelzer, author of Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans (Random House, 2007) for the US National Women’s History Museum.
One of the exhibition’s highlights are the photographs and personal stories of Chinese women in 19th and early 20th century America.