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San Francisco’s Anti-Chinese Movement and the Making of the “City of the Chinese”. “Impending Retribution,” The San Francisco Wasp, 1882. Chinese laborers on the Central Pacific. Railroads as octopus, New York Daily . “The New Issue,” Harper’s Weekly, 1870 .

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San Francisco’s Anti-Chinese Movement

and the Making of the “City of the Chinese”


“Impending Retribution,” The San Francisco Wasp, 1882


Chinese laborers on the Central Pacific


Railroads as octopus, New York Daily


“The New Issue,” Harper’s Weekly, 1870


“The New Comet – Visible in All Parts of the U.S.,” Harper’s Weekly, 1870


An anti-Chinese rally (and riot) in San Francisco, 1877


Workingmen’s Party of California voter guide, 1878


“The First Blow,” The San Francisco Wasp, 1877

“Ides of March,” Harper’s Weekly, 1880


California Democratic Party broadside, 1882


“The Equal of Persons,” The San Francisco Wasp, 1877


Section of “Official Map of Chinatown San Francisco,” 1885


Ross Alley in San Francisco’s Chinatown, 1898


Image from a travel handbook showing one of

San Francisco’s Chinatown restaurants, 1885


Toy vender in San Francisco’s Chinatown, ca. 1900


San Francisco’s Chinatown, ca. 1920


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