The Chinese Exclusion Act: What It Can Teach Us about America

  • Authors
  • Ben┬áRailton

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About this book


This book explores two critical strands in American Studies: policy conversations on legal and illegal immigration and social and educational conversations on diversity and multiculturalism. As author Benjamin Railton shows, a fresh look at the Chinese Exclusion Act overturns much of the received wisdom on immigration and American identity.


America American Studies Chinese history history of literature identity migration policy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46427-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-33909-6
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