The Chinese in America
Haitung King and Frances B. Locke, in Interna-
in America tional Migration Review (Spring 1980), Center for Migration Studies, 209 Flagg PI., Staten Island, N.Y. 10304.
During America's frontier boom from 1850 to 1880, the sight of pig- tailed Chinese men panning northern California's streams for gold be- came common. Yet, beginning in the 1870s, opportunities for immi- grant Chinese in the New World narrowed, and their descendants are still underrepresented in some white-collar occupations.