L’oro, la California e i cinesi

Dal sito del NYT, l’altro ieri:

Christopher Corbett’s new book, “The Poker Bride,” documents one aspect of that transformation: the little-known story of the tens of thousands of immigrant Chinese who arrived in the West over the next decades, hoping to strike pay dirt. Though some became wealthy, theirs is generally a horrific tale of violence, exploitation and sex slavery. It culminated in one of the most shameful chapters in America’s sad history of racial prejudice.

Ecco, questo The Poker Bride è uno di quei libri che mi piacerebbe moltissimo leggere.