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

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

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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
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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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Midwest
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Lee, Erika
Dewey number
325/.2351073
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • China
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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At America's gates : Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943, Erika Lee, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780807863138
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11710254
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MWT11710254
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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At America's gates : Chinese immigration during the exclusion era, 1882-1943, Erika Lee, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807863138
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11710254
Publisher number
MWT11710254
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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