Alien nation : Chinese migration in the Americas from the coolie era through World War II / Elliott Young.
- Chapel Hill [North Carolina] : The University of North Carolina Press, 
- The David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history
xvi, 360 pages ; 24 cm.
- Chinese -- America -- History -- 19th century.
Chinese -- America -- History -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- America -- History.
Foreign workers, Chinese -- America -- History.
Transnationalism -- History.
Community life -- America -- History.
Ethnicity -- America -- History.
China -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
America -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
America -- Race relations.
Emigration and immigration.
Foreign workers, Chinese.
- "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.
- Note on language and terminology
Introduction: Aliens and the nation
Part 1. Coolies and contracts, 1847-1874
Contested sovereignties : coolies on the high seas
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
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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