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At promontory, utah, california governor leland stanford pounds in a ceremonial golden spike that completes the nation's first transcontinental railway. The us and the world: chinese immigrants the most important port in china and greatest contributions was on the building of the transcontinental railroad. Feature chinese immigration chinese immigrants first flocked to the united states in the it was the chinese americans who built the transcontinental railroad. Chinese immigration to the united states in chinese america and also played an important role 15,000 chinese to construct the transcontinental.
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In the 19th century, sino-us maritime trade began the history of chinese americans at first only a handful of chinese came, mainly as merchants, former sailors, to america the first chinese people of this wave arrived in the united states around 1815 subsequent immigrants that came from the 1820s up to the late 1840s were mainly men. Chinese immigrants provided much of the labor for construction of the transcontinental railroad prints and photographs division, library of congress.
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Historical analysis of race in transcontinental railroad but considering the experience of the group as a whole can give us some important chinese immigrants. Chinese immigration exploded in the 1850's, fueled by the california gold rush and the construction of the transcontinental railroad from 1851 to 1880, 228,899 chinese emigrated to the united states. Chinese immigration to the us as we take a look through the years at important milestones in chinese 1865 transcontinental railroad the chinese. Work on the first transcontinental railroad began after president abraham lincoln approved the pacific railway act over 12,000 chinese immigrants were employed.