By Prof Michael Teitelbaum, Professor Robert Asher
The U.S. is actually a state of immigrants. Spanning the time from whilst the Europeans first got here to the hot international, this e-book conveys the thrill of those tales to children. It highlights the topics, humans, locations, and occasions that have been very important to every immigrant team.
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Often women were examined by male doctors, causing them great humiliation. Helen Wong Hom, who came to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and brother in 1928, wrote of her examination, “The inspectors undressed me because they couldn’t believe I was a girl. They thought I was a boy. Mommy didn’t like that at all. ” Men and women were kept in separate buildings. The bathrooms offered no privacy. They contained simply a row of toilets with no stalls. Some Chinese women looked out for each other’s privacy by covering their faces with paper bags before going into the bathroom.
Anti-Chinese Feelings I n the 1870s, America faced very hard economic times. The country slid into an economic depression. Factories closed, and many thousands of people were out of work. At the same time that jobs were disappearing, the number of people looking for jobs was increasing. Soldiers who had recently finished fighting in the Civil War (1860–1865) joined the former miners and railroad workers who The Era of Exclusion 42 The Era of Exclusion were out of work. These soldiers returned home expecting to find jobs.
They contained simply a row of toilets with no stalls. Some Chinese women looked out for each other’s privacy by covering their faces with paper bags before going into the bathroom. 51 The Era of Exclusion This document identified Pon Doo Chew as a Chinese-American student who was traveling to China to visit relatives in 1915. Without it, he would have difficulty reentering the United States. The men and women on Angel Island ate at different times, so that even husbands and wives did not get to see each other.
Chinese Immigrants (Immigration to the United States) by Prof Michael Teitelbaum, Professor Robert Asher