Pervasive Issues of Race

A cartoon shows Uncle Sam trying to keep Chinese immigrants out using the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1888. Some Oregon convention delegates tried to add "Chinamen" to the vote on excluding negroes and mulattoes in 1857. (Image courtesy Library of Congress)

A cartoon shows Uncle Sam trying to keep Chinese immigrants out using the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1888. Some Oregon convention delegates tried to add "Chinamen" to the vote on excluding negroes and mulattoes in 1857. (Image courtesy Library of Congress)

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