Daughter of Joy
A Novel of Gold Rush CaliforniaBook - 1998
A young Chinese woman who achieved wealth and fame in gold rush San Francisco, Ah Toy was the first Asian woman in America to go to law, to employ the American judicial system to redress injustice. To her real-life adversary, Norman As-sing, chief of the Chinese in California, Ah Toy's flaunted independence is an affront. To Ah Toy, the merchant's assumed power and position is ridiculous. Their clash is inevitable and the stakes are high: power for him or independence for her. Their conflict is played out amid incomparably dramatic events: San Francisco's several disastrous fires, California's statehood celebration, a cholera epidemic, Vigilance Committee hangings, the rise of the tongs, a Chinese war in Weaverville.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 1998.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 22 cm.