Forbidden Citizens – Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress

 

Forbidden Citizens

By Martin B. Gold

Described as “one of the most vulgar forms of barbarism,” by Rep. John Kasson (R-IA) in 1882, a series of laws known as The Chinese Exclusion Act passed by the United States Congress between 1879 and 1943 resulted in prohibiting the Chinese as a people from becoming U.S. citizens. Forbidden Citizens recounts this long and shameful legislative history, telling the inside story of the battle over Chinese exclusion, examining all of the exclusion laws using the words actually spoken in Senate and House debates.

Forbidden Citizens
 

 

[L]andmark volume on the subject of exclusionary policies against Chinese and Chinese Americans … a valuable teaching tool … an exemplary subject reference.

Library Journal

Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty.

CHOICE

Forbidden Citizens Recognized with Two Awards: APALA and Benjamin Franklin Awards

For complete Table of Contents, sample sections, and secure online ordering, see ForbiddenCitizens.com.

 


The Chinese Exclusion Act Behind the scenes interview with Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu

 

Forbidden Citizens is available in both hardbound and softcover editions, and an ebook.

2012, 616 pages
LCCN: 2011943122

Softcover, $29.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-257-9
1587332574
Dimensions: 6.69 x 9.61 x 1.2
Weight: 2 pounds

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Hardbound, $38.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-235-7
1587332353
Dimensions: 6.69 x 9.61 x 1.3
Weight: 2.5 pounds

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Ebook $9.95
EISBN: 9781587332593

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