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Alien nation : Chinese migration in the Americas from the coolie era through World War II / Elliott Young.

Author/creator Young, Elliott, 1967- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill [North Carolina] : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
Descriptionxvi, 360 pages ; 24 cm.
Series The David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history
Contents Note on language and terminology -- Introduction: Aliens and the nation -- Part 1. Coolies and contracts, 1847-1874 -- Contested sovereignties : coolies on the high seas -- Contracting freedom -- Part 2. Clandestine crossings and the production of illegal aliens, 1882-1900 -- The rights of man and of the citizen, 1882-1900 -- The immigration bureaucracy and the production of illegal aliens -- Clandestine crossings to the United States -- Part 3. Competing revolutionary nationalisms, 1900-1940 -- Revolutionary nationalism and xenophobia -- Chinese diasporic networks -- Epilogue.
Scope and content "Young traces the pivotal century of Chinese migration to the Americas, beginning with the 1840s at the start of the 'coolie' trade and ending during World War II. This book is the first transnational history of Chinese migration to the Americas. By focusing on the fluidity and complexity of border crossings throughout the Western Hemisphere, Young shows us how Chinese migrants constructed alternative communities and identities through these transnational pathways"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2014017584
ISBN9781469612966 paperback
ISBN1469612968 paperback

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