Mentioned on p. 24 here is Destination Earth.
Here’s some more on the history of Chinatowns, their necessity, and their place in society now.
Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce: The History of Chinatown/Visitor’s Guide (PDF)
HuffingtonPost: How Racism Created America’s Chinatowns
Chinatownology: Chinatowns of the World
Mother Nature Network: 10 Best Chinatowns in the US
Courtesy of UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
If you want to learn more about the history of Chinese immigration to America, check out these sources:
Migration Policy Institute: Chinese Immigrants in the United States
Department of State, Office of the Historian: Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts
PBS, History Detectives: The Life of Chinese Immigrant
National Women’s History Museum: Chinese American Woman: A History of Resilience and Resistance
Golden Venture: Chinese Immigration to the US
University of California: Pictures of 20th Century Immigration
If you were curious to learn more about the Bartrams – John and William – then here are some links to send you on your way.
This link from the University of North Florida gives an overview of the lives of the Bartrams and has links to John Bartram’s journal.
This link is to a free ebook of The Travels of William Bartram.
And finally this incredible blog post about the gardens of Philadelphia, touching on Samuel Vaughn, John Bartram’s garden, and Grey’s Ferry Tavern.
For those interested in the estate of James Madison, here is the official website of Montpelier, including the Annie DuPont garden, James Madison’s Landmark Forest, and other information about the grounds. Here are some great photos from Trip Advisor, showing much more of the grounds than the official website.
For those craving a little more about Mount Vernon than just what Andrea Wulf gives in the book (and it’s a lot!), here are some direct sources to learn about the history of Mount Vernon as well as some snapshots of what it looks like today.
Brought to us by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, we have a treasure trove of free online archives and information about Mount Vernon.
This link will bring you to the history of the estate, from Lieutenant Colonel John Washington to President George Washington. There are many helpful citations and maps to go with the narrative.
This link goes into great detail about the Vaughn Plan, shown by Wulf on p. 24.
To see what Mount Vernon looks like now, take a Virtual Tour.