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Author Zhu, Liping.
Title The road to Chinese exclusion : the Denver riot, 1880 election, and rise of the West / Liping Zhu.
Published Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013]
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 Floor2  E184.C5 Z49 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 362 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-342) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The Chinese question -- Chinese Coloradans -- The election of 1880 -- The Denver Riot -- Justice denied -- The great compromise -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "Denver in the Gilded Age may have been an economic boomtown, but it was also a powder keg waiting to explode. When that inevitable eruption occurred--in the Anti-Chinese Riot of 1880--it was sparked by white resentment at the growing encroachment of Chinese immigrants who had crossed the Pacific Ocean and journeyed overland in response to an expanding labor market. Liping Zhu's book provides the first detailed account of this momentous conflagration and carefully delineates the story of how anti-Chinese nativism in the nineteenth century grew from a regional political concern to a full-fledged national issue." -- Publisher website.
Subject Chinese -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- History -- 19th century.
Chinese -- Colorado -- Denver -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Denver (Colo.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Elections -- United States -- 1880.
West (U.S.) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
ISBN 0700619194 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
9780700619191 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
Standard # 40022900645
OCLC number 837923477