Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Chinese;immigration;mob violence;nativism;United States;violence
Arts and Humanities | History
When the first Chinese immigrants arrived in large numbers in the United States during the California Gold Rush, they found not only abundant economic opportunity, but also violent racial hatred. Racism, nativism, and perceptions of economic tensions combined to produce a complex system of racial violence that spanned the region and the nation and culminated with lynchings, forced removals, and massacres. This project seeks to document anti-Chinese violence in the United States for the purpose of furthering education and scholarly research on the subject.
Mason, Nicholas W., "Anti-Chinese Violence in the United States, 1850-1910" (2024). Dissertations - ALL. 1862.