Chinese Immigrants, African Americans, and Racial Anxiety in the United States, 1848-82

Chinese Immigrants, African Americans, and Racial Anxiety in the United States, 1848-82

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A holistic look at the roots of American Sinophobia and its historical parallelsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 157 x 240.3 x 27.4mm | 576.07g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252027752
  • 9780252027758

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"This book provides a new framework for understanding nineteenth century anti-Chinese sentiment. Aarim-Hariot's research and the way she connects her sources should help historians think about racism beyond the biracial paradigm which has entrenched us for too long."--Left Historyshow more

About Najia Aarim

Najia Aarim-Heriot is an associate professor in the department of history at the State University of New York at Fredonia.show more

Table of contents

Racial nativism in America until 1850; the beginning of the Negroization of the Chinese in California - 1850-53; "The Copper of the Pacific" and "the Ebony of the Atlantic" race relations 1854-60; race relations in the Civil War era; congressional reconstruction and the race questions - 1865-69; Americans and the Chinese question - 1865-69; Chinese labour in the South and in New England - 1865-70; Chinese immigrants - African Americans and the retreat from reconstruction - 1870-74; race relations in California - 1870-74; intensification of the anti-Chinese movement - 1874-80; the politics of racism in the Chinese exclusion debates - 1879-82.show more

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