Special Issue of Historical Archaeology

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In commemoration of 150th anniversary of the introduction of Chinese workers to the first transcontinental railroad, the Society for Historical Archaeology has published a special thematic issue of its journal, Historical Archaeology. “The Archaeology of Chinese Railroad Workers in North America” features sixteen original articles, including never-before-published accounts of some of the earliest archaeological discoveries on Chinese work camp sites. The journal issue was developed through a Stanford University workshop in October 2013, sponsored and organized by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project; the Project’s Director of Archaeology, Barbara L. Voss, served as guest editor for the thematic issue. To foster interdisciplinary and international collaboration, the Society for Historical Archaeology and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project have generously made four of these articles available for free download.

Fragments of the Past: Archaeology, History, and the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America. Gordon Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin

The Historical Experience of Labor: Archaeological Contributions to Interdisciplinary Research on Chinese Railroad Workers. Barbara Voss

Commentary on the Archaeology of Chinese Railroad Workers in North America: Where Do We Go from Here? Mary Praetzellis and Adrian Praetzellis

Forgotten Chinese Railroad Workers Remembered: Closing Commentary by an Historian. Sue Fawn Chung

 

Our Historical Archaeology Thematic Issue, “The Archaeology of Chinese Railroad Workers in North America,” is now available for individual sales. Copies of the journal issue can be ordered through lulu.com:

Paperback ($25): http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-archaeology-of-chinese-railroad-workers-in-north-america/16826551 

Ebook ($20): http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-archaeology-of-chinese-railroad-workers-in-north-america-%28ebook%29/16853399

 

For a limited time, the preface, introduction, and commentaries on the volume can be downloaded free of charge from the CRWNAP website: 

http://web.stanford.edu/group/chineserailroad/cgi-bin/wordpress/historical-archaeology-journal-issue/