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Author Lee, Erika.

Title At America's gates : Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943 / Erika Lee.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    325.251 LEE    DUE 06-11-19
Description 331 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-310) and index.
Contents Introduction -- PART I: CLOSING THE GATES: The Chinese are coming: how can we stop them? : Chinese exclusion and the origins of American gatekeeping -- The keepers of the gate: U.S. immigration officials and Chinese exclusion -- PART II: AT AMERICA'S GATES: Exclusion Acts: Race, class, gender, and citizenship in the enforcement of the exclusion laws -- One hundred kinds of oppressive laws: the Chinese response to American exclusion -- PART III: CRACKS IN THE GATE: Enforcing the borders: Chinese exclusion along the U.S.-Canadian and U.S.-Mexican borders -- The crooked path: Chinese illegal immigration and its consequences -- PART IV: THE CONSEQUENCES AND LEGACIES OF EXCLUSION: In the shadow of exclusion: The impact of exclusion on the Chinese in America -- EPILOGUE: Echoes of exclusion in the late Twentieth Century -- AFTERWORD: Following September 11, 2001.
Subject Chinese Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Chinese Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Chinese Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History.
Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
China -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 0807827754 (alk. paper)
9780807827758 (alk. paper)
0807854484 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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