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The Fortunes - Part 1: Gold - Celestial Railroad: Pages 57 - 100 Summary & Analysis

Peter Ho Davies
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Part 1: Gold - Celestial Railroad picks up again in section 8 in present day (1857) with Ling riding on Crocker's train. At that point, a workforce of ten thousand Chinese men were working for Crocker on the "Celestial Railroad" as they called it, and it was in large part thanks to Ling's influence with Crocker. Now, however, the Chinese workers were striking for equal compensation and benefits as with the white workers. Ling was in an awkward position trying to negotiate and translate between the two groups. Ling longed to tell Crocker that he was half white, but he felt like he never could lest Crocker thought he had misrepresented himself as Chinese. Crocker woke up. The train had paused to take on more water. The train was stopped in Bloomer Cut, a famous cut of mountain where a train...

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