Chinatown San Jose, USA

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By Connie Young Yu

The focus of this book is the Chinese settlement of Heinlenville, located in San Jose, California from 1887-1931. The author draws on family records & correspondence, oral interviews with former residents, & newspaper accounts of the period. The story is told against a broad background of information on Chinese immigration & years of federal anti-Chinese legislation that set the stage for discrimination against the Chinese in San Jose & in other cities in California.