Chinatowns;Clothing workers;Garment industry;China--History--Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976--Personal narratives;Women;Immigrants;Chinese American women;Labor union members;Labor union rules;Union dues;Gentrification;Chinatowns;Families;Chinese American families;Laundromats;Emigration and immigration
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2014.036.023 Oral History Interview with Winifred Chin January 8, 2004

In this interview, Winifred Chin discusses the garment industry in New York Chinatown before and after 9/11. Chin talks about Chinatown and how it has developed over the years. Chin’s mother worked in the garment industry in the 1950s. Back then, the garment industry was flourishing. However, Chin talks about how the garment industry has declined due to clothes being manufactured overseas.