Two Stanford scholars are leading a multi-year, transnational research endeavor that aims to finally give a voice to the Chinese laborers whose blasting techniques and sheer fortitude built the railway across the inhospitable mountains of the Sierra Nevada.
You can read more about this effort in an article by Corrie Goldman in the Stanford University News at http://goo.gl/QZ6fF.
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