This cartoon, by E.W. Kemble, appeared in Century Magazine in 1890 (vol. 40, no. 1, p. 480). It is interesting… Read more 1890: The Rapid Rise of Chinese Laundries
First settled by Chinese in the mid-1870s, the area on Clark between Van Buren and Harrison had matured into a… Read more 1889 The Clark Street Chinatown Reaches Maturity
Lazarus, a New York Jew, had little or no contact with China or Chinese. And yet a famous poem she… Read more 1883 Emma Lazarus Writes a Poem
The state of Nebraska has at least two claims to fame among Chinese-Americans. First, in 1898 it hosted a world… Read more ca. 1880-1935: A Chinese Soldier in Nebraska
As far as we can find, the term “Chinatown” or “China Town” is American in origin. According to what historian… Read more 1874: The First Use of the Terms “Chinatown” and “Chinaman”?