Not fit to stay : public health panics and South Asian exclusion (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Not fit to stay : public health panics and South Asian exclusion

Author: Sarah Isabel Wallace
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Not Fit to Stay: Public Health Panics and South Asian Exclusion examines how and why South Asians were prevented from immigrating to British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California between 1900 and 1920. In the first decades of the twentieth century, all Asian immigrants to Canada and the United States faced opposition to their arrival and settlement. While racism and fear of labour competition were at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Wallace, Sarah Isabel, 1981-
Not fit to stay.
(CaOONL)20169062937
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Isabel Wallace
ISBN: 9780774832182 0774832185 9780774832199 0774832193
OCLC Number: 948562449
Description: ix, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. "Leprosy and plague riot in their blood" : the germination of a thesis, 1906 --
2. Riots, plague, and the advent of executive exclusion --
3. "The public health must prevail" : enforcing exclusion --
4. Amoebic and social parasites, 1910-13 --
5. South Asians, public health, and eugenic theory --
6. Franchise denied --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Sarah Isabel Wallace.

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Not Fit to Stay reveals how officials used panic about public health concerns as a basis for excluding early twentieth-century South Asian immigrants from entering Canada and the United States.  Read more...

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Not Fit to Stay acquaints modern readers with the "hookworm strategy" of immigration law. The facts are raw. Historian Dr. Isabel Wallace is a skillful writer. The effect is startling. If bigotry is Read more...

 
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