Enrichment Assimilation, part 3

Friedrich Graetz cartoon for Puck (March 29, 1882) upon the topic of the Chinese Exclusion Act. The image depicts a diverse group of laborers united against Chinese immigration, but in the process offers stereotypes of the Irish, French, African American, Italian, and Jewish peoples. This image not only captured then-current WASP bigotry, but also the competition among various laborers working at the worst jobs. You can be sure the robber barons loved this competition, for it kept wages low. (Library of Congress image).

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Will Sarvis

Will Sarvis

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Author of Embracing Philanthropic Environmentalism and other books.