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Published: 18 July 2019

296 Pages | 10 halftones


ISBN: 9780190645236

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The Chinese Lady

Afong Moy in Early America

Nancy E. Davis

  • The first biography of Afong Moy, the first known Chinese woman on American soil
  • Explores how the persona of Afong Moy shaped American perceptions of China and the East
  • Describes how everyday Chinese goods were brought to America by little known merchants
  • Identifies previously unknown aspects of P. T. Barnum's early career and activities