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By Scott D. Seligman

Chinese in the USA persisted abuse and discrimination within the past due 19th century, yet that they had a pacesetter and a fighter in Wong Chin Foo (1847–1898), whose tale is a forgotten bankruptcy within the fight for equivalent rights in the USA. the 1st to exploit the time period "Chinese American," Wong defended his compatriots opposed to malicious scapegoating and suggested them to turn into Americanized to win their rights. A trailblazer and a born showman who proclaimed himself China's first Confucian missionary to the us, he based America's first organization of chinese language electorate and testified ahead of Congress to get legislation that denied them citizenship repealed. Wong challenged american citizens to reside as much as the foundations they openly espoused yet did not observe to the chinese language of their midst. This evocative biography is the 1st book-length account of the lifestyles and occasions of 1 of America's most famed Chinese―and considered one of its earliest campaigners for racial equality.

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