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Author Aarim-Heriot, Najia.

Title Chinese immigrants, African Americans, and racial anxiety in the United States, 1848-82 / Najia Aarim-Heriot
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2003]
©2003

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Description xiv, 289 pages ; 24 cm
Series The Asian American experience
Asian American experience.
Contents Foreword / Roger Daniels -- 1. Racial Nativism in America until 1850 -- 2. The Beginning of the Negroization of the Chinese in California, 1850-53 -- 3. "The Copper of the Pacific" and "The Ebony of the Atlantic": Race Relations, 1854-60 -- 4. Race Relations in the Civil War Era -- 5. Congressional Reconstruction and the Race Questions, 1865-69 -- 6. Americans and the Chinese Question, 1865-69 -- 7. Chinese Labor in the South and New England, 1865-70 -- 8. Chinese Immigrants, African Americans, and the Retreat from Reconstruction, 1870-74 -- 9. Race Relations in California, 1870-74 -- 10. Intensification of the Anti-Chinese Movement, 1874-80 -- 11. The Politics of Racism in the Chinese Exclusion Debates, 1879-82
Summary "This book explores the striking similarities in the ways the Chinese and African American populations in the United States were disenfranchised during the mid-1800s. Najia Aarim-Heriot reveals that both groups were prevented from becoming members of the American political and social community by means of nearly identical negative stereotypes, shrill rhetoric, and crippling exclusionary laws."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-275) and index
Subject Chinese Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Chinese Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- 19th century.
Racism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1877.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1877-1881.
LC no. 2002005249
ISBN 0252027752 Cloth alkaline paper