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Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library FIC MOORE (Text) 39636100421326 Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781629727820
  • ISBN: 1629727822
  • Physical Description: xi, 372 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Salt Lake City : Shadow Mountain, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-372).
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"A fictionalized account of the early years of Donaldina Cameron's work with the Occidental Mission Home for Girls in San Francisco, California, which worked to rescue Chinese girls and women from slavery conditions in the late 1800s through the early 1900s"-- Provided by publisher.
Donaldina Cameron arrived at the Occidental Mission Home for Girls in 1895 intending to teach sewing skills to young Chinese women immigrants. She discovers that the job is much more complicated than perfect stitches and even hems. San Francisco has a dark side, one where a powerful underground organization-- the criminal tong-- brings Chinese young women to America to sell them as slaves. With the help of Chinese interpreters and the Chinatown police squad, Cameron becomes a tireless social reformer to stop the abominable slave and prostitution trade. Mei Lien believes she is sailing to the "Gold Mountain" in America to become the wife of a rich Chinese man. Instead she finds herself sold into prostitution: beaten, starved, and forced into an opium addiction. Will the mission home give her hope for a new life? -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Cameron, Donaldina MacKenzie, 1869-1968 > Fiction.
Women social reformers > California > San Francisco > Fiction.
Social work with prostitutes > California > San Francisco > Fiction.
Chinese > California > San Francisco > Fiction.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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