Fierce Compassion

Fierce Compassion

The Life of Abolitionist Donaldina Cameron

Book - 2012
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San Francisco, 1877. Hundreds of angry men fill the streets, pillaging and burning as they yell, "The Chinese must go!" Meanwhile, girls and women are quietly trafficked from China to California, sold to the highest bidders, and tucked away in hidden corners of Chinatown to spend the rest of their lives as sex slaves. A young Scottish-American woman came to Chinatown to teach sewing for one year. She stayed for over four decades. Daring and tenacious, charming and devout, she courageously fought Chinese organized crime and American racism. She rescued hundreds of slaves and raised them as her daughters. Hers is a story of romance and intrigue, oppression and hope, perserverance and faith. Her work greatly contributed to breaking the back of the Chinese slave trade in America. She was called the most loved and hated woman in all of Chnatown. Her name was Donaldina Cameron -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Saline, Mich. : New Earth Enterprises, c2012
ISBN: 9780979831829
Call Number: B C1445w
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wong, Kathryn


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