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The Resource At America's gates : Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943, Erika Lee

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

Label
At America's gates : Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943
Title
At America's gates
Title remainder
Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943
Statement of responsibility
Erika Lee
Title variation
Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Chinese laborers became the first group in American history to be excluded from the United States on the basis of their race and class. This landmark law changed the course of U.S. immigration history, but we know little about its consequences for the Chinese in America or for the United States as a nation of immigrants. At America's Gates is the first book devoted entirely to both Chinese immigrants and the American immigration officials who sought to keep them out. Erika Lee explores how Chinese exclusion laws not only transformed Chinese American lives, immigration patterns, identities, and families but also recast the United States into a "gatekeeping nation." Immigrant identification, border enforcement, surveillance, and deportation policies were extended far beyond any controls that had existed in the United States before. Drawing on a rich trove of historical sources--including recently released immigration records, oral histories, interviews, and letters--Lee brings alive the forgotten journeys, secrets, hardships, and triumphs of Chinese immigrants. Her timely book exposes the legacy of Chinese exclusion in current American immigration control and race relations
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.C5
LC item number
L523 2003 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
At America's gates : Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943, Erika Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-310) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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:
Control code
54358030
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807827758
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
413340
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54358030
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
At America's gates : Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943, Erika Lee
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-310) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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:
Control code
54358030
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807827758
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
413340
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54358030
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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