The Resource The burden of white supremacy: : containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States, David Atkinson, (electronic resource)

The burden of white supremacy: : containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States, David Atkinson, (electronic resource)

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The burden of white supremacy: : containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States
Title
The burden of white supremacy:
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containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States
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David Atkinson
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Language
eng
Summary
From 1896 to 1924, motivated by fears of an irresistible wave of Asian migration and the possibility that whites might be ousted from their position of global domination, British colonists and white Americans instituted stringent legislative controls on Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian immigration. Historians of these efforts typically stress similarity and collaboration between these movements, but in this compelling study, David C. Atkinson highlights the differences in these campaigns and argues that the main factor unifying these otherwise distinctive drives was the constant tensions they caused. Drawing on documentary evidence from the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and New Zealand, Atkinson traces how these exclusionary regimes drew inspiration from similar racial, economic, and strategic anxieties, but nevertheless developed idiosyncratically in the first decades of the twentieth century. Arguing that the so-called white man's burden was often white supremacy itself, Atkinson demonstrates how the tenets of absolute exclusion--meant to foster white racial, political, and economic supremacy--only inflamed dangerous tensions that threatened to undermine the British Empire, American foreign relations, and the new framework of international cooperation that followed the First World War
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1975-
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Atkinson, David C.
Dewey number
325/.250941
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Asians
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • White nationalism
  • Electronic books
  • Asia
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • White nationalism
Target audience
adult
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The burden of white supremacy: : containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States, David Atkinson, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11714400
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multicolored
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MWT11714400
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11714400
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remote
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11714400
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The burden of white supremacy: : containing Asian migration in the British Empire and the United States, David Atkinson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11714400
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11714400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11714400
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11714400
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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