Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

by Edlie L. Wong

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479817962
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 10/23/2015
Series: America and the Long 19th Century Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 984,241
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Edlie L. Wong is an Associate Professor at the
University of Maryland and author of Neither Fugitive Nor Free: Atlantic
Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel
(NYU Press, 2009)
and co-editor of George Lippard’s The Killers.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Black Inclusion/ Chinese Exclusion: Toward a Cultural History of Comparative Racialization 1

1 "Cosa de Cuba!": American Literary Travels, Empire, and the Contract Coolie 17

2 From Emancipation to Exclusion: Racial Analogy in Afro-Asian Periodical Print Culture 69

3 American Futures Past: The Counterfactual Histories of Chinese Invasion 124

4 Boycotting Exclusion: The Transpacific Politics of Chinese Sentimentalism 175

Conclusion: Against Historicism: James D. Corrothers and Speculations on Our Racial Futures 224

Notes 239

Index 279

About the Author 293

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