Chinese Yankee: A True Story from the Civil War by Ruthanne Lum McCunn PDF

By Ruthanne Lum McCunn

Chinese Yankee through Ruthanne Lum McCunn tells the genuine tale of Hong Kong born Thomas Sylvanus (Ah Yee Way), an orphan delivered to the USA for education within the mid-1850s, yet enslaved in Baltimore. in simple terms 16 on the outbreak of struggle, Thomas ran north, joined the liberty military, and used to be blinded within the first significant crusade. He did not totally recuperate his sight and, deemed incapable of appearing the tasks of a soldier, was once discharged. but he reenlisted two times, kept his regiment's colours throughout the massacre of Spotsylvania, used to be lamed at chilly Harbor, and survived nine months imprisonment within the dreaded Andersonville stockade. His healthiness damaged, yet his spirit intact, he battled for survival and justice for his relations and himself till his loss of life in 1891. He used to be, because the manhattan occasions famous, "singular."

"[Chinese Yankee] is a unprecedented tale that also resonates a hundred and fifty years later. together with her empathy for the primary personality and her attractive and obtainable prose, McCunn is preferably certified to inform the tale." -- Stuart Heaver, Hong Kong South China Morning put up, November 1, 2014.

Advance Praise

"A actual Civil struggle tale that brings to lifestyles a uniquely American hero, chinese language YANKEE supplies the reader heritage that speaks to the center with the aches of fight, the demanding situations of id, and the quest for romance opposed to all odds." -- Gus Lee, China Boy; braveness: The spine of management; and With Schwarzkopf.

"Riveting. could not positioned it down! could not flip the pages speedy sufficient. it really is something to determine a pale black and white photograph, particularly one other to learn it in residing colour, flesh and bone, pleasure and sorrow." -- Carol Shively, editor, Asians and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War

"Uncovering awesome documentary facts, Ruthanne Lum McCunn skillfully info the lifetime of Union soldier Thomas Sylvanus (Ah Yee Way). a desirable learn that is helping us larger comprehend American society in this serious interval in our historical past. learn it." -- Franklin Odo, venture Director for subject learn on Asian american citizens and Pacific Islanders, NPS

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