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LTEN Lecture Notes - Lecture: 3/29/11 Jody Blanco:...

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Lecture: 3/29/11 Jody Blanco: jdblanco@ucsd.edu Immigrants have been coming from Asia to the US over the last 150 years Anti-Chinese sentiment popular opinion back in the day Asian immigration legislation o 1790 Naturalization Act (US citizenship limited to ‘free white persons’) o 1883 Chinese Exclusion Act o 1917 Asia Barred Zone (excluded South Asians) o 1924 National Origins Act (excluded Japanese and Koreans) o 1934 Tydings-McDuffie Act (Filipinos) o 1913, 1920, 1923 Alien Land Laws (prohibited property ownership) Repeals of Asian Exclusion o 1943 Magnuson Act o 1946 Repeal of Filipino exclusion o 1952 McCarran-Walter Act (abolished “Asia Barred Zone” and earlier exclusions, yet set annual quotas for different ethnic groups) o 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (abolished national origin quotas, framed as repeal of McCarran-Walter) Lecture: 3/31/11 America is in the Heart o Filipinos in the US “We’re here because you are there” o US takeover of the Philippines Transformation of colony on verge of becoming a republic to becoming a country of the US Spain takeover of Philippines sold Philippines to US in 1898
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Cuba independent republic attached to US o By 1896 Filipino Revolution, bulk of Philippine commerce was channeled through US and British warehouses and firms o McKinley’s proclamation of “Benevolent Assimilation” for Filipinos reconciles the contradiction between the democratic principles of the US constitution and imperial conquest o American Indian to Filipino – “Be good or you will be dead!” Why do immigrants come to America? o Land of opportunity – why ideal in US and not other countries? o Natural resources – what’s happening in the rest of the world? Immigrants in US o Crowded into industrial centers o First unions were organized by immigrants Chronology of Philippine Immigration o Spanish-American War, 1898 Spain ceded the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Guam to the US o Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 (est. 1.5 million dead) US colonization of the Philippines, 1902-1944 o Filipinos classified as “nationals” and allowed to enter US despite restrictions against other Asian groups o Tydings-McDuffie Act, 1934 Promised Philippines independence in 10 years Filipinos became “aliens ineligible to citizenship” o Filipino Repatriation Act, 1935 Lecture: 4/5/11 America is in the Heart o Themes
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History of (Asian-American) minorities part of history’s “underside”: the world history that makes US myths about republicanism and democracy possible US imperialism and the colonization of Philippines tied to international proletarianization of labor under European conquest and “free market” capitalism Do proletarians have a culture? o
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