Senior Honors Essay: Bibliography
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Senior Honors Essay



Books and Periodicals

Barth, Gunther, Bitter Strength: A History of the Chinese in the United States, 1850-1870 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1964).

Beesley, David, "More Than People v. Hall: Chinese Immigrants and American Law in a Sierra Nevada County, 1850-1920," Locus 3:2 (Spring 1991), pp. 123-39.

Chan, Sucheng, Asian Americans: An Interpretive History (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1991).

_____, ed., Entry Denied: Exclusion and the Chinese Community in America, 1882-1943 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991).

Chinese Six Companies, An Address to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States (San Francisco, 1877).

Coolidge, Mary Roberts, Chinese Immigration (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1909).

Fritz, Christian G., "A Nineteenth Century 'Habeas Corpus Mill': The Chinese before the Federal Courts in California," American Journal of Legal History 32 (1988), pp. 347-72.

Gibson, Otis, The Chinese in America (Cincinnati: Hitchcock and Walden, 1877).

McClain, Charles J., In Search of Equality: The Chinese Struggle against Discrimination in Nineteenth-Century America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).

_____, "The Chinese Struggle for Civil Rights in Nineteenth Century America: The First Phase, 1850-1870," California Law Review 72 (1984), pp. 529-68.

Jacobs, Paul and Saul Landau, To Serve the Devil - Volume II: Colonials and Sojourners (New York: Vintage Books, 1971).

Przybyszewski, Linda C.A., "Judge Lorenzo Sawyer and the Chinese: Civil Rights Decisions in the Ninth Circuit," Western Legal History 1 (Winter/Spring 1988), pp. 23-56.

Sandmeyer, Elmer Clarence, The Anti-Chinese Movement in California (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1939).

Speer, William, The Oldest and Newest Empire: China and the United States (Hartford: S. S.. Scranton, 1870).

Tsai, Shih-shan Henry, China and the Overseas Chinese in the United States, 1868-1911 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1983).

Wu, Cheng-Tsu, "Chink!": A Documentary History of Anti-Chinese Prejudice in America (New York: World Publishing, 1972).

Government Documents

Bigler, John, "Message of Governor Bigler," California Legislature, 3rd Session, Senate Journal (1852), p. 373.

Burlingame Treaty, 16 United States Statutes at Large 739 (1868).

Civil Rights Act of 1870, 16 United States Statutes at Large 140 (1870).

Joint Special Committee to Investigate Chinese Immigration, Senate Report No. 689, 44th Congress, 2d Sess. (1877).


(In chronological order by newspaper)

"Illegal and Unjust Proceedings of the Police of San Francisco," The Chinese Record, September, 1878, p. 1, col. 1-3.

"Movements of the Congressional Committee and Guests," Daily Alta California, June 26, 1869, p. 1, col. 1.

New York Times, August 21, 1892, p. 16, col. 1.

"Resistance by the Chinese. Combined Movement to Overcome the Exclusion Act," New York Times, December 17, 1892, p. 8, col. 4.

"The Six Companies Will Fight. They Are Ready to Contest the Geary Law's Constitutionality," New York Times, March 18, 1893, p. 1, col. 4.

Lai Chun-chuen, "Reply to Governor Bigler's Message," The Oriental: or, Tung-Ngai San-Luk, February 1, 1855, p. 1, col. 1-3.

"Chinese Non-Resistance," The Oriental: or, Tung-Ngai San-Luk, January 25, 1855, p. 1, col. 3.

"A Clash. Chinese Refuse to Obey the Registration Law," San Francisco Evening Bulletin, September 10, 1892, p. 3, col. 7-8.

"Chinese Laundries. How the Orders Are Fought in Every Court by the Heathens," San Francisco Examiner, August 26, 1885, p. 3, col. 6.

"An Important Point. Justice Field Decides That 'John' Cannot Land Without a Certificate," San Francisco Morning Call, September 27, 1884, p. 3, col. 4.

"The First Attack. A Weak Argument Against the Scott Bill," San Francisco Morning Call, October 13, 1888, p. 2, col. 3.

"The Laundry Ordinance. The Federal Supreme Court Declares It Unconstitutional," San Francisco Morning Call, May 11, 1886, p. 8, col. 1.

"It May Lead to War. The Geary Bill Scored by the Six Companies," San Francisco Morning Call, September 20, 1892, p. 1, col. 4-7.

"'A National Insult.' Strong Language From the Six Companies," San Francisco Morning Call, September 21, 1892, p. 1, col. 4-7.

"A Pagan Warning. It Is Issued by the Six Companies," San Francisco Morning Call, April 1, 1893, p. 8, col 1-2.

Newspaper Clippings from the Bancroft Scraps

(In chronological order by volume)

Volume Six

"Protection for John Chinaman," Unknown Newspaper, June 29, 1869, p. 149.

"Cruelty to Foreigners," Daily Alta California, June 29, 1869, pp. 149-50.

"The Proposition of the Six Companies," Sacramento Record Union, February 23, 1876, p. 330.

"The Heathen Chinee as a Lobbyist," Red Bluff People's Cause, April 1, 1876, p. 350.

"The Chinese Manifesto," San Francisco Bulletin, April 2, 1876, p. 354.

"The Chinese Problem," Sacramento Bee, April 4, 1876, p. 366.

"An Appeal from the Chinese," San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 1876, p. 373.

"Our Chinese and the Centennial," Daily Alta California, April 11, 1876, p. 384.

Volume Seven

"The Six Companies to the President of the United States," Sacramento Bee, May 29, 1876, p. 413.

"Wherefore?" San Francisco Morning Call, November 8, 1877, p. 630.

"Conspiracy to Influence Congress on the Chinese Question," San Francisco Post, December 14, 1877, p. 657.

"The Cubic Air Law. A Test Case in the United States Circuit Court," Daily Alta California, February 28, 1878, p. 730.

"The Cubic Air Law. The Chinamen Will Contest Its Constitutionality," San Francisco Chronicle, February 28, 1878, p. 730.

"The Pure Air Law. Judges Hoffman and Sawyer Say It is Constitutional," San Francisco Chronicle, April 16, 1878, p. 777.

"The Cubic Air Ordinance," San Francisco Post, April 16, 1878, pp. 777-8.

"Queue Cutting Ordinance. Suit to Test Its Constitutionality," Daily Alta California, May 4, 1878, p. 788.

Volume Eight

"Queue Cutting. Sheriff Nunan Must Stop the Practice for a While," San Francisco Chronicle, September 20, 1878, p. 895.

"The Queue Ordinance. Justice Stephen J. Field and Judge Lorenzo Sawyer Declare it Invalid," San Francisco Evening Bulletin, July 7, 1879, pp. 1158-9.

"The Queue Ordinance Decision," San Francisco Chronicle, July 8, 1879, pp. 1160-1.

United States Supreme Court Cases

Chew Heong v. United States, 112 United States Reports 536 (1884).

The Chinese Exclusion Case: Chae Chan Ping v. United States, 130 United States Reports 581 (1889)

Fong Yue Ting v. United States, 149 United States Reports 698 (1893).

Lem Moon Sing v. United States, 158 United States Reports 538 (1895).

Plyler v. Doe, 457 United States Reports 202 (1982).

United States v. Ju Toy, 198 United States Reports 253 (1905).

Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 United States Reports 356 (1886).

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