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I Shall Drive Him Back to His Sand Lots (1883)

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/9789888139897.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Denis Kearney, an active Irish-American member in the labour movement, arraigned multitudes of Chinese ‘coolie labour’ for keeping workers’ wages low. He helped to establish the Workingmen’s Party of ... More


Fifty Cents a Pound (1887)

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/9789888139897.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Denis Kearney intended to persuade the Canadian government to put a halt to Chinese immigration, and his opinions set him on a collision course with Wong. After the railroad was finished in 1885, ... More


“Language More Effective than Words”: Opium Den Illustrations and Anti-Chinese Violence in the 1880s

Amanda Frisken

in Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042980
eISBN:
9780252051838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042980.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how, in the late 1870s and early 1880s, the NationalPolice Gazette adapted its racialization of rape to characterize Chinese laborers as sexual predators. While family-based ... More


“P.O. Box to the Future”: Temperance, Insurgence, and Memory in San Francisco, 1879

Nick Yablon

in Remembrance of Things Present: The Invention of the Time Capsule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226574134
eISBN:
9780226574271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574271.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the hundred-year time capsule (or “Antiquarian Box”) that the eccentric dentist and millionaire Henry D. Cogswell deposited in San Francisco in 1879, in a drinking-fountain ... More


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