New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Sacramento's Chinatown by Lawrence Tom, Brian Tom and the Chinese American Museum of Northern California. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images along with a supportive narrative.
Sacramento's Chinatown has played a central role in the history of the Chinese in America since the Gold Rush. It was named Yee Fow (Second City) by the early Chinese pioneers because it was the second stop by steamboat on the way to gold country. In the 1960s Sacramento's Chinatown, one of the oldest Chinatowns in America, was largely torn down by redevelopment but today Chinese Americans in the capital city are planning a Yee Fow Center for history, culture and trade as they seek to remember the past and look to the future.
The majority of images found in this book have been donated from the private collections of local residents. This is the authors’ second book with Arcadia Publishing. Their first book, Marysville’s Chinatown, released in 2008.
The authors hope that this book “will generate a greater interest from others to contribute to the preservation of the history of the Chinese pioneers in the area.”
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