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The Chinese must go : violence, exclusion, and the making of the alien in America

Author: Beth Lew-Williams
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.
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In 1882, the United States launched an unprecedented experiment in federal border control--which promptly failed. The Chinese Must Go examines this formative moment when America's lackluster attempt to bar Chinese workers provoked a wave of anti-Chinese violence across the U.S. West. In 1885 and 1886, white vigilantes in over 150 communities used intimidation, harassment, bombs, arson, assault, and murder to drive
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lew-Williams, Beth.
Chinese must go.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017032640
(OCoLC)1000526851
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Lew-Williams
ISBN: 9780674919907 0674919904
OCLC Number: 1022945329
Description: 1 online resource (349 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: The violence of exclusion --
Part I. Restriction. The Chinese question ; Experiments in restriction --
Part II. Violence. The banished ; The people ; The loyal --
Part III. Exclusion. The exclusion consensus ; Afterlives under exclusion --
Epilogue: The modern American alien --
Appendix A. Sites of anti-Chinese expulsions and attempted expulsions, 1885-1887 --
Appendix B. Chinese immigration to the United States, 1850-1904.
Responsibility: Beth Lew-Williams.
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