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The great white walls are built : restrictive immigration to North America and Australasia, 1836-1888

Price, Charles Archibald


Before the 1840s only a trickle of Cantonese 'coolies and labourers' had come to the Pacific region. But in the great goldrushes of 1848 to 1854 in California, Eastern Australia, New Zealand, and British Columbia the trickle became a flood. When gold began to peter out, the Chinese remained, enjoying a brief period of humanitarian liberalism. But in the 1870s renewed immigration aroused fear of slave labour and racist antipathy towards 'inferior' races. One by one the four areas erected...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1974
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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