With these expressions of opinion as to the effect of the act and its policy, as an introduction, we now proceed to give as brie?y as possible a record of the events that have led up to the presentcondition of our relations with the Chinese and to the passage of the Act referred to in its present form, in the Autumn of 1888.
The discovery of gold in California in 1848, an event which perhaps more then any other in recent times has contributed to the commercial and industrial growth of nations, first brought the peo ple of the United States into social and business relations with the Chinese. Attracted by reports of the wealth to be found in our mines and excited by the return of some of the pioneers of their race, bearing in their hands the golden fruit of their toils, the stream of immigration began. For twenty years it grew in volume until, in 1876, the number of Chinese in California was about A very much greater number had come to this country, but a large proportion of them had returned. To their homes, and at the the close of this period of twenty-seven years it appears from the census reports that the number returning was nearly as large as the number arriving.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - New York Chamber of Commerce
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780656005284
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
Page Count - 27