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The Resource The burden of white supremacy : containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States, David C. Atkinson

The burden of white supremacy : containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States, David C. Atkinson

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The burden of white supremacy : containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States
Title
The burden of white supremacy
Title remainder
containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States
Statement of responsibility
David C. Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From 1896 to 1924, motivated by fears of an irresistible wave of Asian migration and the possibility that whites might be ousted from their position of global domination, British colonists and white Americans instituted stringent legislative controls on Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian immigration. Historians of these efforts typically stress similarity and collaboration between these movements, but in this study, David C. Atkinson highlights the differences in these campaigns and argues that the main factor unifying these otherwise distinctive drives was the constant tensions they caused. Drawing on documentary evidence from the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and New Zealand, Atkinson traces how these exclusionary regimes drew inspiration from similar racial, economic, and strategic anxieties, but nevertheless developed idiosyncratically in the first decades of the twentieth century. Arguing that the so-called white man's burden was often white supremacy itself, Atkinson demonstrates how the tenets of absolute exclusion--meant to foster white racial, political, and economic supremacy--only inflamed dangerous tensions that threatened to undermine the British Empire, American foreign relations, and the new framework of international cooperation that followed the First World War
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atkinson, David C.
Dewey number
325/.250941
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JV8490
LC item number
.A9 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asians
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • White nationalism
  • White nationalism
  • Asia
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
The burden of white supremacy : containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States, David C. Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of Asian mobility in the British Empire and the United States -- The language of immobility in Australasia -- Mobility and indenture in southern Africa -- The politics of Asian labor mobility in North America -- The limits of Anglo-American solidarity and collaboration -- The politics of Asian restriction in a world at war -- Making peace with Asian immobility: London, Paris, and Washington -- Reinforcing Asian immobility on the Pacific Rim -- The burdens of white supremacy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781469630267
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016012016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026744440
System control number
  • ocn966181433
  • (OCoLC)966181433
Label
The burden of white supremacy : containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States, David C. Atkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of Asian mobility in the British Empire and the United States -- The language of immobility in Australasia -- Mobility and indenture in southern Africa -- The politics of Asian labor mobility in North America -- The limits of Anglo-American solidarity and collaboration -- The politics of Asian restriction in a world at war -- Making peace with Asian immobility: London, Paris, and Washington -- Reinforcing Asian immobility on the Pacific Rim -- The burdens of white supremacy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 319 pages
Isbn
9781469630267
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016012016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026744440
System control number
  • ocn966181433
  • (OCoLC)966181433

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