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Tracking the yellow peril : the INS and Chinese immigrants in the midwest

Author: Peggy Spitzer Christoff
Publisher: Rockport, Me. : Picton Press, 2001.
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In this book the author focuses on those Chinese women who wished to settle in America's Midwest during the so-called Exclusion Period (1882-1943). She examines in depth the ways that both men and women and their children entered and departed America; both students and professionals in American schools as well as public charges. Her book addresses in particular the plight of Chinese women as well as Chinese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Spitzer Christoff
ISBN: 0897254104 9780897254106
OCLC Number: 46304433
Notes: Includes names, portraits and case summaries of individuals in INS files.
Description: xxv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Emergence of Chinese Exclusion and Its Implementation by the Immigration and Naturalization Service --
Exclusion of Chinese in the Midwest --
Families --
Women --
Students and Professionals --
Public Charges --
Post-Exclusion Uses of INS Case Files --
The Indexes --
Families --
Women --
Students and Professionals --
Public Charges --
Post-Exclusion Uses of Case Files --
The National Archives and the INS Files --
What are the National Archives? --
Why are the Chinese Exclusion Records in the National Archives? --
How reliable are the INS files concerning Chinese Immigrants? --
How reliable are the data in the INS files? --
Women in the INS Case Files --
Footbinding --
Marriage --
Residing in China --
Professional Affiliations --
Settlement Patterns --
INS Subjects (without photos) --
INS Witnesses --
Sample Documents --
Certificate of Residence, 1892 and 1894 --
Application for Return Certificate for a Registered Chinese Laborer --
Statement of Intent for a Merchant to Visit China and Return to the United States --
Application of an Alleged American-born Chinese for Preinvestigation of Status, 1909 --
Application of Lawfully-Domiciled Chinese Merchant, Teacher, or Student for Preinvestigation of Status, 1918 --
Application for Admission of a Native of the United States, 1921 --
Bond Conditioned for the Delivery of an Alien, 1923 --
Return Certificate, 1926 --
Return Certificate for a Lawfully-Domiciled Chinese Laborer, 1930 --
Excerpts from an Interview Document Preparatory to Potential Admission, 1939 --
Proof that an Alien has become a Public Charge, 1940 --
Report of an Investigation, 1962 and 1963 --
Document to Gain Access to Exclusion Files, 1976.
Responsibility: by Peggy Spitzer Christoff.

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In this book the author focuses on those Chinese women who wished to settle in America's Midwest during the so-called Exclusion Period (1882-1943). She examines in depth the ways that both men and women and their children entered and departed America; both students and professionals in American schools as well as public charges. Her book addresses in particular the plight of Chinese women as well as Chinese laborers, who were the explicit targets of the Exclusion Laws, and their reactions to those laws. Includes over 300 photos of immigrants, mostly of women, 1,277 entry Every Name Index.

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