David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history.
Formatted Contents Note
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.
"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.
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version: Young, Elliott. Alien nation : Chinese migration in the Americas from the coolie era through World War II. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press,  The David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history