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The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.


The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

Soennichsen, John Robert.

Greenwood Press


179 pages



Landmarks of the American mosaic


Part of a series highlighting important events in the multi-cultural history of the United States, this volume examines the events leading up to, and the aftermath of, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Written as a textbook and reference for high school students, this volume seeks to address in detail this important event in Asian American history that is often only cursorily examined in American History textbooks. The volume covers early Chinese immigration to America, the role of Chinese in the Gold Rush and railroad expansion, economic precursors to xenophobia, Dennis Kearney and the Anti-Chinese Movement and the drafting and implementation of the act itself. The work includes biographies of key figures, a collection of primary source documents and a glossary. Soennichsen is a freelance writer and independent historian.

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