Manhattan's Chinatown (Postcard History: New York)

By: Ostrow, Daniel; Mary Sham

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Manhattan's Chinatown is an enclave located in the oldest section of New York City, Manhattan's Lower East Side. For most who reside there, Chinatown serves as the quintessential microcosm. It is a place to do business, buy groceries, and raise families. For many Chinese immigrants, it provides a stepping stone to a perceived better life that may only be achieved through hard work, determination, sacrifice, and assimilation. Chinatown's main sources of income and employment lie in its many restaurants, factories, small shops, and businesses. However, for generations of New Yorkers and visitors, Chinatown represents the very embodiment of exotica. With its ancient tenements, temples, fragrant food aromas, neon signs, colorful sites and sounds, and aromatic curio shops, it provides the ultimate journey of the senses, revealing an energetic and vibrant world. Through vintage postcards, Manhattan's Chinatown chronicles how this community has continually evolved over 150 years.

Title: Manhattan's Chinatown (Postcard History: New York)

Author Name: Ostrow, Daniel; Mary Sham

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, U.S.A., Arcadia Pub: 2008

ISBN Number: 0738555177

ISBN Number 13: 9780738555171

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 032413

Description: VEry good condition. No interior writing or highlighting. Manhattan's Chinatown (Postcard History: New York) By Ostrow, Daniel; Mary Sham Product Description Manhattan's Chinatown is an enclave located in the oldest section of New York City, Manhattan's Lower East Side. For most who reside there, Chinatown serves as the quintessential microcosm. It is a place to do business, buy groceries, and raise families. For many Chinese immigrants, it provides a stepping stone to a perceived better life that may only be achieved through hard work, determination, sacrifice, and assimilation. Chinatown's main sources of income and employment lie in its many restaurants, factories, small shops, and businesses. However, for generations of New Yorkers and visitors, Chinatown represents the very embodiment of exotica. With its ancient tenements, temples, fragrant food aromas, neon signs, colorful sites and sounds, and aromatic curio shops, it provides the ultimate journey of the senses, revealing an energetic and vibrant world. Through vintage postcards, Manhattan's Chinatown chronicles how this community has continually evolved over 150 years. Product Details Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (January 7, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0738555177 ISBN-13: 9780738555171 Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches

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