2-28-08 Notes

2-28-08 Notes - "The Bigler Program- and Counter...

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“The Bigler Program- and Counter voices” John Bigler is Calls Calling a crisis Calling for laws o Laws State petition Punitive taxes Testimonial disability Taxes Re-enact foreign miners tax Commutation tax Resistance Governor John Bigler of California in 1852 commented on the Asian migration o Called for 3 kinds of laws through legislature State petition on “coolie” when those Asian migrants weren’t coolie Police power- federalism o Can use the power of law to insult the Chinese in terms of… Triplet- health, safety, moral Disabled Chinese being able to be testified in court Governor Bigler approved it- “it was desirable” o Norman Asing- tried to talk back to the Governor Chinese merchant in San Francisco; US citizen Printed an open letter arguing against the John Bigler Program Counter voice
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“The effect of your late message has been thus far to prejudice the public mind against my people, to enable those who wait the
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