Start Date

19-5-2021 2:45 PM

End Date

19-5-2021 4:00 PM

Disciplines

History

Subjects

United States. Chinese Exclusion Act, Chinese Americans -- History, Chinese -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Chinese -- Legal status laws etc. -- United States, Chinese Americans -- Social conditions, Race discrimination -- United States -- History

Description

The paper goes into detail about the history of the Chinese in America beginning at their first large immigration to the U.S. during the Gold Rush period and ending in the early 1900s when anti-Chinese legislation was finally banned. The focus is on the influence of labor unions on anti-Chinese legislation and how their protests ultimately influenced the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first of its kind to restrict immigration of an entire race. The paper follows how labor unions were able to develop a regional issue into a national one in order to achieve their goal of Chinese exclusion, motivated by racist and selfish purposes.

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35811

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May 19th, 2:45 PM May 19th, 4:00 PM

Session 2: Panel 3: Presenter 2 (Paper) -- The Anti-Chinese Movement and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

The paper goes into detail about the history of the Chinese in America beginning at their first large immigration to the U.S. during the Gold Rush period and ending in the early 1900s when anti-Chinese legislation was finally banned. The focus is on the influence of labor unions on anti-Chinese legislation and how their protests ultimately influenced the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first of its kind to restrict immigration of an entire race. The paper follows how labor unions were able to develop a regional issue into a national one in order to achieve their goal of Chinese exclusion, motivated by racist and selfish purposes.