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Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History

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"Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates though faculty."
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"[L]andmark volume on the subject of exclusionary policies against Chinese and Chinese Americans ... a valuable teaching tool ... an exemplary subject reference."
-- Library Journal

Named an Honor Book by the Asian and Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), and a Gold Winner of the Benjam
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Hardcover, 616 pages
Published July 4th 2012 by TheCapitol.Net (first published July 2nd 2012)
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Doug Vanderweide
Full disclosure: The publisher of this book asked me to review it and sent it to me for free. To their credit, they requested an unvarnished opinion.

This is essentially a history class textbook. That might not have been the publisher's intent, but that's the way its presented, both in terms of content and formatting.

As such, while the content is fascinating, the presentation makes it exceedingly difficult to consume.

Which is a real shame, because the content is, in a word, shocking.

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