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category: Social Science
published: Dec 2016
ISBN:9780774832182
publisher: UBC Press

Not Fit to Stay

Public Health Panics and South Asian Exclusion

by Sarah Isabel Wallace

tagged: discrimination & race relations, emigration & immigration, 20th century
Description

In the early 1900s, panic over the arrival of South Asian immigrants swept up and down the west coast of North America. While racism and fear of labour competition were at the heart of this furor, Not Fit to Stay reveals that public leaders – including physicians, union leaders, civil servants, journalists, and politicians – latched on to unsubstantiated public health concerns to justify the exclusion of South Asians from Canada and the United States.

About the Author

Sarah Isabel Wallace

Contributor Notes

Sarah Isabel Wallace, PhD, is a lecturer in history at Trent University in Oshawa, Ontario. While a graduate student, she was awarded a Donald S. Rickerd Fellowship in Canadian–American studies. Her work has been published in the Canadian Historical Review and BC Studies.

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