What’s the forgotten story of ethnic cleansing of the first Chinese Americans in California and the Pacific Northwest? How did the Chinese fight back against these racist acts of violence? And what lessons can we learn that apply to today’s debates on immigration? Jean Pfaelzer is author of Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans.
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Jean Pfaelzer is professor of English and American studies at the University of Delaware. The author of four other books and numerous articles on nineteenth-century history, culture, women’s literature, feminist theory, and cultural theory, she has served as the executive director of the National Labor Law Center, been appointed to the D.C. Commission for Women, and worked for a member of Congress on immigration, labor, and women’s issues. She lives near Washington, D.C.
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