At America's gates : Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943 /

With the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Chinese laborers became the first group in American history to be excluded from the United States on the basis of their race and class. This landmark law changed the course of U.S. immigration history, but we know little about its consequences for the Chinese...

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Main Author: Lee, Erika, (Author)
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Chapel Hill ; London : The University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • PART I: CLOSING THE GATES: The Chinese are coming: how can we stop them? : Chinese exclusion and the origins of American gatekeeping
  • The keepers of the gate: U.S. immigration officials and Chinese exclusion
  • PART II: AT AMERICA'S GATES: Exclusion Acts: Race, class, gender, and citizenship in the enforcement of the exclusion laws
  • One hundred kinds of oppressive laws: the Chinese response to American exclusion
  • PART III: CRACKS IN THE GATE: Enforcing the borders: Chinese exclusion along the U.S.-Canadian and U.S.-Mexican borders
  • The crooked path: Chinese illegal immigration and its consequences
  • PART IV: THE CONSEQUENCES AND LEGACIES OF EXCLUSION: In the shadow of exclusion: The impact of exclusion on the Chinese in America
  • EPILOGUE: Echoes of exclusion in the late Twentieth Century
  • AFTERWORD: Following September 11, 2001.