Virtual book talk with the author of “Gold Mountain, Big City: Ken Cathcart’s 1947 Illustrated Map of San Francisco’s Chinatown,” Jim Schein.
“Gold Mountain, Big City” provides a unique opportunity to experience the history of Chinatown through a new, immersive lens. Each quadrant of Cathcart’s map – which doubles as a guide for explorers of the book – is supplemented by never-before-seen black-and-white photographs and meticulous research. “Gold Mountain, Big City” drops the reader into a world of curious characters, revealing a glimpse of the immigration story so universal to American in both its celebratory aspects and its darkness.
About the author:
Jim Schein lives in San Francisco and is the owner and operator of Schein & Schein Old Maps Store along with his wife, Marti Schein.
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Time: 6 – 8pm CDT