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At America's gates : Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943

Author: Erika Lee
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Chinese laborers became the first group in American history to be excluded from the United States on the basis of their race and class. This landmark law changed the course of U.S. immigration history, but we know little about its consequences for the Chinese in America or for the United States as a nation of immigrants. At America's Gates is the first book devoted entirely to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lee, Erika.
At America's gates.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002013375
(OCoLC)50560437
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Lee
ISBN: 0807863130 9780807863138 0807827754 9780807827758 0807854484 9780807854488
OCLC Number: 54358030
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (331 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
PART I: CLOSING THE GATES: The Chinese are coming: how can we stop them? : Chinese exclusion and the origins of American gatekeeping --
The keepers of the gate: U.S. immigration officials and Chinese exclusion --
PART II: AT AMERICA'S GATES: Exclusion Acts: Race, class, gender, and citizenship in the enforcement of the exclusion laws --
One hundred kinds of oppressive laws: the Chinese response to American exclusion --
PART III: CRACKS IN THE GATE: Enforcing the borders: Chinese exclusion along the U.S.-Canadian and U.S.-Mexican borders --
The crooked path: Chinese illegal immigration and its consequences --
PART IV: THE CONSEQUENCES AND LEGACIES OF EXCLUSION: In the shadow of exclusion: The impact of exclusion on the Chinese in America --
EPILOGUE: Echoes of exclusion in the late Twentieth Century --
AFTERWORD: Following September 11, 2001.
Responsibility: Erika Lee.
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Devoted to both Chinese immigrants and the American immigration officials who sought to keep them out following the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, this text explores the consequences for the Chinese  Read more...

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"Lee addresses a multiplicity of issues and deftly weaves together several themes that, in the past, had been treated separately." - Sucheng Chan, University of California, Santa Barbara

 
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