(7) Chinese Immigration

(7) Chinese Immigration - The Chinese Laundryman Gender and...

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Strangers from a Different Shore Manifest Destiny and the Chinese in America
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Lecture outline Race and Manifest Destiny Push and Pull Factors Worsening opportunities Gender and Chinese immigration Exclusion
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Race and Manifest Destiny Annexation of Texas Mexican War, 1846 Thomas Hart Benton “The Destiny of the Race,” 1846 Mexican Cession, 1848
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California “Indian” population Spanish missions and presidios, 1700s Mexican independence, 1810 U.S. settlement, 1830s- Prejudices
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The Middle Kingdom Qing dynasty (Manchuria), 1644- Manchu vs. Han Chinese Confucianism European trade Porcelain Silk Tea British Opium The Manchu queue
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Internal decay First Opium War, 1839-1842 Technology gap Crushing taxes Peasant rebellions
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“Gold Mountain” The California allure Who immigrated? “Coolies” “Celestials” “Chinamen”
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Labor opportunities Change over time Gold, 1850s-1860s Central Pacific RR, 1860s Manufacturing agriculture
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Unformatted text preview: The Chinese Laundryman Gender and Chinese immigration 1852: 7 women; 11,787 men 1900: 5% women Gender and Confucianism Footbinding Forced migration Sex trade Brothels and cribs Debt peonage Chinese-American families Race and political exclusion Race or ethnicity? Yellow 1790 Naturalization Act Chinese citizenship 1870s and 1880s: a volatile context Chinese as scapegoats Labor friction: West Labor tension: East Exclusion >1% of population 1880 CA miscegenation law 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act Renewed, 1892, 1902 Repealed 1943 Immigration Act of 1965 Resistance Chinatowns Mutual aid organizations- fongs Secret societies- tongs Agricultural collectives Chinese in America Small group, big impact Citizenship delayed Exclusion a precedent Late 20 th-century immigration...
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course AMH AMH 2097 taught by Professor Christophergriffen during the Spring '09 term at FSU.

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