Title Profile & Character Information

The Poker Bride

Annotation
The Chinese in the 19th-century American West as seen through the story of Polly, a Chinese concubine who ended up deep in Idaho after her owner lost her in a poker game.

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Sociological
Biography
TopicsChinese Americans
Chinese immigrants
Chinese women
Concubines
Prostitution
Prejudice
Miners
American West
Women
American history
SettingIdaho
Wilderness