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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:00 PM8:00 PM
In 1870, the newly completed Transcontinental Railroad offered a chance for New England manufacturers to advertise for a different kind of factory labor, less prone to the enticements of labor unions, and Chinese workers to head eastward for opportunity and adventure. This talk focuses on the very first instance of this phenomenon of Chinese migrancy in Massachusetts, of mutual needs and desires between industrialists and their hired hands, and uses rare photographs to tell the story.