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Unformatted text preview: “The Early Turn” Key Combination of Factors 1. Already existing “Anti Foreign” sentiment 2. Insecure Conquest 1846-1850s 3. Jostling Nationalisms 4. Political form to anti foreignism a. The Know Nothing Party 5. Southern influences (Slave holding) 6. First Strange Place Key Figure • Governor John Bigler April 23, 1852 o Formal Start • Anticipation takes the form of cut-throat competition in Northern, Central California o Racialized form; extralegal violence- people taking the law in their own hands Local violence in mining districts o Early legal forms- April 18 th , 1852 Committee on mines and mining industry of California state legislature Governor John Bigler- “There is a threat to the mining industry in California in vast number of the Asiatic races A large expense in the Pacific becomes an anticipation, threat, to California because people are inhabiting islands • Already existing “Anti foreign” sentiment o Seems to start off as a general “anti foreign” sentiment Not only to Asians, but to people from Europe, Africa...
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