A White Man's Province: British Columbia Politicians and Chinese and Japanese Immigrants, 1858-1914

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UBC Press, 1990 - HISTORY - 327 pages
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A White Man's Province examines how British Columbians changed their attitudes towards Asian immigrants from one of toleration in colonial times to vigorous hostility by the turn of the century and describes how politicians responded to popular cries to halt Asian immigration and restrict Asian activities in the province.
  

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Contents

The Colonial Sojourners 18581871
3
Confederation the Chinese and the Canadian Pacific Railway
37
Checking Chinese and Japanese Competition 18861896
64
The Politics of Restricting Immigration 18961902
91
Checking Competition within British Columbia 18961902
120
The Lull before the Storm 19031907
153
The Vancouver Riot and Its Consequences 10071908
185
Making a White Mans Country 19081914
229
Epilogue
265
Manuscript Sources
317
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About the author (1990)

Patricia E. Roy is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Victoria. She is the author of two other books on Asian-Canadian immigration and discrimination, The Oriental Question and The Triumph of Citizenship.

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