The Chico Chinese: A Story of Chinese Exclusion

Author(s): Erica R. Hill

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 1: A Focus on Cultures, Populations, and Ethnic Groups" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

From the 1850s to the 1930s feelings and actions towards Chinese settlers in the West changed and bubbled in to the 1932 Chinese Exclusion Act. This poster gives a regional history of post-Gold Rush California which displays how anti-Chinese beliefs became political action towards Chinese Exclusion in a small Northern California town. Independent research using primary and secondary historical documents examines how political, economic, and social changes in Chico, California, manifested over decades of time and led to physical separation and violence towards Chinese peoples.

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The Chico Chinese: A Story of Chinese Exclusion. Erica R. Hill. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449179)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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