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Chinese immigration to and exclusion from the United States

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Seventeen pamphlets published between 1876 and 1914 that set forth the pros and cons of Chinese immigration into the United States, including arguments as to why the Chinese should be excluded. Those claims were in part that the Chinese being non-assimilative, undesirable, destructive to competition and hence the need to protect American labor and White citizens. 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.

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California State Internet Archives

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PDF

Language

English

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Arts and Humanities | Education | Law | Life Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Paper

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Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume I, 1876-1914

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