By Erika Lee
At America's Gates is the 1st e-book committed fullyyt to either chinese language immigrants and the yankee immigration officers who sought to maintain them out. Erika Lee explores how chinese language exclusion legislation not just remodeled chinese language American lives, immigration styles, identities, and households but in addition recast the U.S. right into a "gatekeeping nation." Immigrant id, border enforcement, surveillance, and deportation guidelines have been prolonged some distance past any controls that had existed within the usa sooner than.
Drawing on a wealthy trove of ancient sources--including lately published immigration files, oral histories, interviews, and letters--Lee brings alive the forgotten trips, secrets and techniques, hardships, and triumphs of chinese language immigrants. Her well timed e-book exposes the legacy of chinese language exclusion in present American immigration regulate and race relations.
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At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee