Asian American Studies: The Anti-Chinese Movement

This is a work in progress. I might be doing a reading/study group to learn about the anti-Chinese Movement of the 1800s. If you’re interested, sign up for the group.

I’m interested in this topic because it shows signs of a “horseshoe theory” where left and right merge; however, as noted in online debates, the horseshoe theory is false, because it ignores the position of workers of color, who end up scapegoated and oppressed, and their labor used to prop up some of the white workers.

At this time, I’m reading the following:


Yu, Connie Yung, Review of The Indispensable Enemy by Saxton

Carlsson, Chris, The Workingmen’s Party & The Denis Kearney Agitation

Planning to read: