Chinese Immigration; Its Social, Moral, and Political Effect, Report to the California State Senate of the Special Committee on Chinese Immigration. CALIFORNIA.

Chinese Immigration; Its Social, Moral, and Political Effect, Report to the California State Senate of the Special Committee on Chinese Immigration

Sacramento: State Office.

First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. pp xv, 302, in original printed wrappers. Very near fine, with a few small chips. An important and influential document, recording several years of hearings and testimony asserting the inherently inferior and vicious nature of the Chinese character and its deleterious effect (both economic and moral) on Californian society. A year later, the new California constitution banned the Chinese from employment by corporations and municipalities, and in 1882 Chester Arthur signed the federal Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers.

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