Saturday, March 12, 2011

A few research questions about Chinese railroad workers

From: "Betty Yee"

... I am currently working on a young adult historical novel about the building of the transcontinental railroad and I have a research question that I wasn't able to find the answer to by just looking through the artciles so far.

That is: how did the Chinese sojourners send money back to China? Or did they wait, hide all their money and carry it back themselves when they went home? Were they paid in gold or paper currency?

Since the stakes were so high, was sabotage ever an issue? ...

—B Yee