The Chinese Exclusion Act: What It Can Teach Us about America

Authors: Railton, B.

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This book explores two critical strands in American Studies: policy conversations on legal and illegal immigration and social and educational conversations on diversity and multiculturalism. As author Benjamin Railton shows, a fresh look at the Chinese Exclusion Act overturns much of the received wisdom on immigration and American identity.

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Ben Railton is Associate Professor of English Studies and American Studies at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts, USA. He is the author of Redefining American Identity: From Cabeza de Vaca to Barack Obama (2011); Contesting the Past, Reconstructing the Nation: American Literature and Culture in the Gilded Age, 1876-1893 (2007); and numerous articles on American literature and culture.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Teaching Americans the Chinese Exclusion Act

    Railton, Ben

    Pages 1-7

  • What the Act Can Teach Us about Immigration History and Laws

    Railton, Ben

    Pages 8-26

  • What the Act Can Teach Us about Diversity

    Railton, Ben

    Pages 27-44

  • What the Act Can Teach Us about Forgotten and Inspiring American Stories

    Railton, Ben

    Pages 45-62

  • Conclusion: So What?

    Railton, Ben

    Pages 63-69

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eBook $34.99
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Hardcover $47.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $45.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46427-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Chinese Exclusion Act: What It Can Teach Us about America
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Ben Railton
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33909-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137339096
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33908-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46427-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 74
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics