"The Chinese Question: A Paper Read Before the Berkeley Club," by John H. Boalt, August 1877

This essay by California mining attorney John H. Boalt (1837-1901) is credited as launching the campaign for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 which banned immigration of Chinese laborers to the United Stated. In the essay he wrote that the Chinese were unassimilable liars, murderers and misogynists who provoked "unconquerable repulsion."  

Resource Identifier
Subject File: Chinese, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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