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Unformatted text preview: HILD 7B LECTURE 1.18.08 A. Immigration & Commerce- immigration is a form of international commerce so only federal government can regulate it- Burlingame Treaty: inherent and inalienable right of man to change his home and allegiance- free migration and emigration- purposes of curiosity, of trade, or as permanent residents- nothing contained herein shall be held to confer nationalization B. Anti-Chinese Politics & Legislation- themes that stimulated and justified:- labor competition: white businessmen, doctors, politicians etc invited to speak at congressional hearings- blamed Chinese for large employer profit from low wages- vice zones: areas where they live = racialized space, sites of immorality & depravity (opium dens; about concentration of activities)- non-Christian religion: test of freedom of religion heathen thus adultery- Chinese men not freely able to give allegiance to secular authority; unable to participate in American democracy- politically subject to rule of emperor: similar to idea that Catholics hold allegiance to the Pope...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HILD 7B taught by Professor Shah during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.
- Winter '08