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Is It Then a Crime to Be a Chinaman? (1893)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A new bill was needed for Congress to repeal the Geary Act, therefore Wong sent a letter to the North China Herald in the name of the Chinese Equal Rights League. He wished to draw on the influence ... More


Before the Storm: Race for Commercial Empire, 1846–1876

Lon Kurashige

in Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629438
eISBN:
9781469629452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629438.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter addresses U.S. policies furthering expansion to the Pacific Coast in order to establish the nation as a Pacific commercial power through trade with China. Such policies gave rise to an ... More


Early Contact and Migration

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the early contact between Chinese and Americans, the lumber trade, the Chinese immigration to the American West, the recruitment of workers to North America, chain migration, ... More


Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

Gordon B. McKinney

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140872
eISBN:
9780813141367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry W. Blair served successful terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate. He was then elected to Congress where he served two terms. In all of these races, he proved to be an ... More


The Arid Land of Heathenism (1847–67)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Wong Chin Foo (also known as Wong Sa Kee in his boyhood) was given over by his aged and destitute father to Christian missionaries in Shandong to raise. This chapter centres on how he grew up in a ... More


An Abbreviated American Education (1868–70)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the late 1860s, Wong Chin Foo set sail for the United States to complete the Western education which he had already begun in a missionary school in China. He attended two American colleges, got ... More


The Timber from Which Conspirators Are Made (1871–72)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Wong Chin Foo married and fathered a child, and thanks to his proficiency in English, he managed to join the customs bureaus of Shanghai and Zhenjiang. He allegedly led a dissolute life, and was ... More


Soiled Doves (1873–74)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After returning to America, Wong Chin Foo helped to rescue myriads of Chinese girls who were sold into prostitution in the territory. He began a lecture tour, and decided to become an American ... More


A Hare-Brained, Half-Crazy Man (1873–74)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter gives an account of how Wong Chin Foo was accused of fraudulently posing as a Chinese government envoy, and shows why the assertion is merely a fabrication. In 1874, Wong penned an ... More


America’s First Confucian Missionary (1874)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Chinese were increasingly attacked by Westerners for many undeserved reasons, and Wong Chin Foo was resolved to refute the widespread image of Chinese as godless and depraved. Wong also ... More


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