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Reading Reflection of article on http://www.oaklandchinatownhistory.org In 1848, during the Gold Rush, since gold was discovered near Sacramento in 1848, many Chinese came to Oakland primarily form southeastern China near Hong Kong. Chinese work in the gold field were under violence and bigotry, so they congregated together to form a stronger community in San Francisco and Oakland. At first, there were about three Chinese settlements in Oakland, and they were frequently under siege. Also, one burned down mysteriously, so the City leader forced two other Chinese settlements to relocate. Therefore, by the 1870s, Chinese begin settling down at 8 th and Webster Streets which is the epicenter of today’s Chinatown. Chinese Oaklanders were the one that live in the bottom of the society and took low-paying jobs. However, they still often faced hostility. During early 1870s, as the virulent anti-Chinese sentiments broke out throughout California, in Oakland, the local politicians passed anti-Chinese legislation of
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course GEOG 70AC taught by Professor Rachel during the Spring '11 term at Berkeley.

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