Answers to these questions in the assigned reading

Answers to these questions in the assigned reading

Answers to these questions in the assigned reading

  • Why does Jean Pfaelzer describe the violence experienced by the Chinese as ethnic cleansing? What policies existed before Chinese migration to normalize violence against racial minorities in the United States?
  • What is the Foreign Miners Tax? What was the intention of this tax and how was it used against the Chinese? How did Chinese miners resist the Foreign Miner’s Tax?
  • What was the Fugitive Slave Law? Why was it important to the development of California as a state and to the experiences of Chinese migrants?
  • Identify and describe how the treatment of Chinese migrants was similar to those of other racial minorities like African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans. How did Native Americans and African Americans perceive Chinese migrants in the United States?
  • What is significant about the court case People vs. Hall? What did the ruling in this case help to establish?
  • What laws and municipal codes were passed in San Francisco against the Chinese?
  • Identify and describe the differences between the experiences of Chinese men and women during the 19thcentury.
  • Identify and describe the significance of the Page Act.
  • Identify and describe the double bind Chinese women found themselves in when they came to the United States.

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