READING the book: “CALIFORNIA: AN INTERPRETIVE HISTORY ” tenth edition of CHAPTER 10-12 and the following video which its links are listed below, and respond to the prompt question.
The Chinese-American Experience: An Introduction: http://immigrants.harpweek.com/ChineseAmericans/1Introduction/BillWeiIntro.htm
Anti-Chinese Movement and Exclusion: vm136.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/collections/chineseinca/antichinese.html
How Los Angeles Covered Up the Massacre of 17 Chinese: www.laweekly.com/news/how-los-angeles-covered-up-the-massacre-of-17-chinese-2169478
The Forgotten Los Angeles Race Riot: Interview with Historian Scott Zesch on the Chinatown Massacre of 1871: historynewsnetwork.org/article/148259
WATCH: Ken Burns The West Episode 3: https://myspace.com/responsepromotions/video/the-west-03-of-08-the-speck-of-the-future-1848-1856-/100867261
1.Given that the majority of California’s population were recent immigrants by the mid-19th century, why do you think the Chinese experienced the treatment they received? Where did the hatred/fear about the Chinese derive from? Do you see any parallels between the treatment of the Chinese and groups today?