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White Canada forever : popular attitudes and public policy toward Orientals in British Columbia

Author: W Peter Ward
Publisher: Montreal ; London ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2002.
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"White British Columbians directed recurring outbursts of prejudice against the Chinese, Japanese, and East Indians who lived among them between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Public pressure on local, provincial, and federal governments led to discriminatory policies in the field of immigration and employment, and culminated in the forced relocation of west coast Japanese residents during World War  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Peter Ward
ISBN: 0773523227 9780773523227
OCLC Number: 48487437
Description: xxvii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Sinophobia ascendant --
1. John Chinaman --
2. The roots of animosity --
3. Agitation and restriction --
4. The Vancouver riot --
II. East Indian interlude --
5. The Komagata Maru incident --
III. The rise of anti-Japanese feeling --
6. Japs --
7. Exclusion --
8. Evacuation --
9. The drive for a white B.C.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history, 8.
Responsibility: W. Peter Ward.

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Between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries white British Columbians directed recurring outbursts of prejudice against the Chinese, Japanese, and East Indians who lived among them. In  Read more...

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