Closing the Gate Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act

ISBN-10: 0807847399

ISBN-13: 9780807847398

Edition: 1998

Authors: Andrew Gyory
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Description: The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred practically all Chinese from American shores for ten years, was the first federal law that banned a group of immigrants solely on the basis of race or nationality. By changing America's traditional policy of open immigration, this landmark legislation set a precedent for future restrictions against Asian immigrants in the early 1900s and against Europeans in the 1920s. Tracing the origins of the Chinese Exclusion Act, Andrew Gyory presents a bold new interpretation of American politics during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age. Rather than directly confront such divisive problems as class conflict, economic depression, and rising unemployment, he contends, politicians sought a safe, nonideological solution to the nation's industrial crisisand latched onto Chinese exclusion. Ignoring workers' demands for an end simply to imported contract labor, they claimed instead that working people would be better off if there were no Chinese immigrants. By playing the race card, Gyory argues, national politiciansnot California, not organized labor, and not a general racist atmosphereprovided the motive force behind the era's most racist legislation.

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List price: $47.50
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Very Recklessness of Statesmanship: Explanations for Chinese Exclusion, 1870s-1990s
To Fetch Men Wholesale: Framing the Chinese Issue Nationally in the 1860s and the First Chinese Scare in 1869
Yan-ki vs. Yan-kee: Americans React to Chinese Laborers in 1870
All Sorts of Tricks: Defining Importation, 1871-1875
To Overcome the Apathy of National Legislators: The Presidential Campaign of 1876
The Reign of Terror to Come: Uprising and Red Scare, 1877-1878
An Unduly Inflated Sack of Very Bad Gas: Denis Kearney Comes East, 1878
Rolling in the Dirt: The Fifteen Passenger Bill of 1879
An Earthquake of Excitement: California and the Exodus East, 1879-1880
No Material Difference: The Presidential Campaign of 1880
The Gate Must Be Closed: The Angell Treaty and the Race to Exclude, 1881-1882
A Mere Question of Expediency: The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
Appendix: Text of the Chinese Exclusion Act
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Figures
Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Dinner
The Youngest Introducing the Oldest
Yan-ki vs. Yan-kee
William M. Stewart
The New Pandora's Box
Philip A. Roach
Aaron A. Sargent
The Progress of One of Kearney's Speeches
Up Hill Work for the California Drayman
Adolph Strasser
James G. Blaine
Will History Repeat Itself?
Kearney's Senatorial Restaurant
Hannibal Hamlin
The Chinese Question Would Be Settled if the Chinee, Chinee, Would Votee! Votee!! Votee!!!
The Demagogues' Triumph
California's New Constitution
Yung Wing
The Chinese Plague
Strikes and Their Results
The "Magnetic" Blaine
Where Both Platforms Agree
William M. Evarts
The Morey Letter
James B. Angell
George Frisbie Hoar
George F. Edmunds
Senator Edmunds's Greatest Effort
Joseph R. Hawley
(Dis-)"Honors Are Easy
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