Patt Morrison for August 22, 2012

The Chinatown war that shaped LA

Oxford University Press

Seeking prosperity and wealth, Chinese immigrants poured into California in the early part of the 19th century. Los Angeles’ Chinatown was one of the communities that grew from the influx of immigration, but racial tension soon erupted in the area. Patt talks with historian Scott Zesch about what life was like in that part of town and the violence that eventually erupted in the tragic Massacre of 1871.

Guest:

Scott Zesch, author, "The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871"


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