Historical Archaeologies of Overseas Chinese Laborers on the First Transcontinental Railroad

John Paul Molenda

Deposited 2019

Abstract
This dissertation relies on anthropological, historical, and archaeological research in order to describe the historical archaeologies associated with Chinese immigrants to the United States who worked on the first transcontinental railroad in the mid-nineteenth century. The region of focus is the High Sierras region to the west of Truckee, California, in and around the Tahoe National Forest