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Chinese immigration to and exclusion from the United States and California
An inventory of a group of pamphlets published from 1855 through 1929 detailing the perceived problems associated with the Chinese in America, the efforts made to deprive Chinese rights granted others including citizenship, the depiction of Chinese as inferior humans in terms of intellect and morals standing, the inability of Chinese to assimilate into the American culture, laws enacted to limit the ability of Chinese to participate in the economy, anti-Chinese organizations, speeches before various legislative bodies in opposition to the Chinese, Chinese responses to the anti-Chinese publications, and responses by religious organizations on the subject of race and equality. The Chinese were blamed for the spread of slavery, criminal activities, highbinders (assassins), opium smoking, leprosy and other imported evils and the overall corruption of California. The pamphlets, not in any particular order, were bound and retained by the California State Archives.
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"2019 - Chinese Pamphlets on Immigration and Exclusion - Inventory - Draft" (2019). Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlet Inventory. 1.