Closing the Gate: Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1998 - Social Science - 354 pages
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred practically all Chinese from American shores for ten years, was the first federal law that banned a group of immigrants solely on the basis of race or nationality. By changing America's traditional policy of
 

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Contents

The Very Recklessness of Statesmanship Explanations for Chinese Exclusion 1870s1990s
3
To Fetch Men Wholesale Framing the Chinese Issue Nationally in the 186os and the First Chinese Scare in 1869
17
Yanki vs Yankee Americans React to Chinese Laborers in 1870
39
All Sorts of Tricks Defining Importation 18711875
60
To Overcome the Apathy of National Legislators The Presidential Campaign of 1876
76
The Reign of Terror to Come Uprising and Red Scare 18771878
92
An Unduly Inflated Sack of Very Bad Gas Denis Kearney Comes East 1878
109
Rolling in the Dirt The Fifteen Passenger Bill of 1879
136
No Material Difference The Presidential Campaign of 1880
185
The Gate Must Be Closed The Angell Treaty and the Race to Exclude 18811882
212
A Mere Question of Expediency The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
242
Text of the Chinese Exclusion Act
261
Notes
265
Bibliography
317
Index
339
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Andrew Gyory holds a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Massachusetts. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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