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Two Faces of Exclusion – The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States

Lon Kurashige


From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the Immigration Act of 1924 to Japanese American internment during World War II, the United States has a long history of anti-Asian policies. But Lon Kurashige demonstrates that despite widespread racism, Asian exclusion was not the product of an on-going national consensus; it was a subject of fierce debate. This book complicates the exclusion story by examining the organized and well-funded opposition to discrimination that involved some of the most powerful public figures in American politics, business, religion, and academia. In recovering this opp ... More

Keywords: Chinese Exclusion, Japanese American, Chinese American, Anti-Asian, Racism, Immigration exclusion, Asian Americans, Asian immigrants, Pacific world, internment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469629438
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lon Kurashige, author