Author McCunn Presents on the Hidden History of Asians, Pacific Islanders, and the Civil War

Posted on 10/22/2014 1:29:23 PM

Ruthanne Lum McCunnAuthor Ruthanne Lum McCunn will present “Hidden History: Asians and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War.”

She will be talking about her research and writing on Asian American history and, in particular, her recent book Chinese Yankee, which deals with Thomas Sylvanus (Ah Yee Way), a Chinese-American Civil War veteran and Indiana County resident.

The lecture will take place on Monday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. in 201 Stapleton Library.

This lecture is sponsored by the Liu Foundation, the Asian Studies Program, IUP Libraries, the Office of International Education, and the departments of History and Sociology. For more information, contact Alan Baumler at