A sketch of Chinese and European labourers clearing the last mile for the first transcontinental US railroad in 1869. The Chinese are distinguished by their yellow hats.

The last time US turned nativist, vigilantes attacked immigrants from China – seeing them as a threat to jobs and the vision of a white America

Timely book recalls how early Chinese migrants were pushed to the margins of American society, then excluded, and the reaction of some whites to attacks on Chinese, such as the pastor who said: ‘My God, is this America? Why do we stand and do nothing?’

Topic |   Chinese history

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A sketch of Chinese and European labourers clearing the last mile for the first transcontinental US railroad in 1869. The Chinese are distinguished by their yellow hats.
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