Martin. Chinatown's Angry Angel: The Story of Donaldina Cameron

Martin. Chinatown's Angry Angel: The Story of Donaldina Cameron

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Martin, Mildred Crowl. Chinatown's Angry Angel: The Story of Donaldina Cameron. Palo Alto, California: Pacific Books, 1977. First Edition. ISBN: 9780870152252. [7516]

Note - the different shades of brown in the photo are due to light reflection & the clear wrapper.  The dust jacket is all one shade of light brown.

Gray cloth with gilt titles, dust jacket with slight shelf-wear (now in a clear wrapper. Former owner's address label on ffep, rest clean. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, 308 pp. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.

"Captured here in words and pictures are the life, spirit, and adventures of a gently reared Scotswoman who became known to some as the savior and to others as the scourge of San Francisco's Chinatown. In 1895 Donaldina Mackenzie Cameron (1869-1968), came to Chinatown to teach sewing for a year in the Presbyterian Home for Girls. Here she discovered orphaned children and former slave girls rescued from household servitude and prostitution known as the 'yellow slave trade.' The immortality and brutality involved in this buying and selling of young girls from the Orient so roused her pity and rage that she decided to stay on and to destroy the evil. It took her forty years of frustration, of cloak and dagger intrigue, of personal risk, daring, and fortitude to accomplish her goal." - publisher.