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The opium debate and Chinese exclusion laws in the nineteenth-century American West

Author: Diana L Ahmad
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how the spread of opium-smoking fueled racism and created demands for the removal of the Chinese from American life. This study of the nineteenth-century drug-abuse crisis reveals the ways  Read more...

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Ahmad, Diana L., 1953-
Opium debate and Chinese exclusion laws in the nineteenth-century American West.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006025457
(OCoLC)71004058
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana L Ahmad
ISBN: 9780874177121 087417712X
OCLC Number: 122398188
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 132 pages)
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: Preface --
The poppy problem comes to the West --
Into the West's caves of oblivion --
Threats to body and behavior --
Excluding the dual dilemma --
Smoking-opium's continued presence --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Diana L. Ahmad.
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