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"The Anti-Chinese Wall" Cartoon

This 1882 cartoon shows stereotypical imagery of laborers, among whom are Irishmen, an African American, a Civil War veteran, Italian, Frenchman, and a Jew, building a wall against the Chinese.
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"The Anti-Chinese Wall" Cartoon

"The Anti-Chinese Wall" Cartoon

A cartoon showing laborers, among whom are Irishmen, an African American, a Civil War veteran, Italian, Frenchman, and a Jew, building a wall against the Chinese. Congressional mortar is used to mount blocks of prejudice, non-reciprocity, law against race, fear, etc. Across the sea, a ship flying the American flag enters China, as the Chinese knock down their own wall and permit trade of such goods as rice, tea, and silk.

Credit:
Library of Congress LC-USZC4-4138

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