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Paper families : identity, immigration administration, and Chinese exclusion

Author: Estelle T Lau
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
Series: Politics, history, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at how the Chinese Exclusion Act and later legislation affected Chinese American communities, who created fictitious "paper families" to subvert immigration policies.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lau, Estelle T.
Paper families.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)653403536
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Estelle T Lau
ISBN: 9780822337355 0822337355 9780822337478 0822337479
OCLC Number: 70054143
Description: x, 214 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : identity and exclusion --
Legislating exclusion --
Challenges to exclusion --
Entry despite exclusion --
Guardians of the gate --
Legacies.
Series Title: Politics, history, and culture.
Responsibility: Estelle T. Lau.
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"Original, detailed, and methodologically rigorous, Paper Families shows not only how the Chinese Exclusion Act shaped the identities of Chinese immigrant communities and individuals but also how the Read more...

 
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The Chinese Exclusion Act and its legacy

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A history of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 which made the Chinese the first immigrant group officially excluded  from the United States. Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Identity and Exclusion; 1. Legislating Exclusion; 2. Challenges to Exclusion; 3. Entry Despite Exclusion; 4. Guardians...
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