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Driven Out: The Forgotten War against Chinese Americans / Edition 1

Driven Out: The Forgotten War against Chinese Americans / Edition 1

by Jean Pfaelzer
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ISBN-13: 9780520256941
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 679,762
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jean Pfaelzer is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Delaware. She is author of The Utopian Novel in America, 1886-1896: The Politics of Form, among other books. She was Executive Director of the National Labor Law Center and was appointed to the Washington DC Commission for Women.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     xi
Introduction: The Chinese Called It Pai Hua, or The Driven Out     xv
Gold!: "Peaceably if We Can, Forcibly if We must"     3
Dead Branches     47
The Woman's Tale: "In Case I Should Be Kidnapped"     89
The Eureka Method: "We Have No Chinese"     121
The Truckee Method: Fire and Ice     167
The Chinese Rewrite The Letter of The Law     198
A Litany of Hate: The 1880s     252
The Dog Tag Law     291
Conclusion: "No Place for a Chinaman"     336
Acknowledgments     347
Notes     353
Index     389

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