Constructing the 'Great Menace': Canadian Labour's Opposition to Asian Immigration, 1880–1914

  title={Constructing the 'Great Menace': Canadian Labour's Opposition to Asian Immigration, 1880–1914},
  author={David Goutor},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={549 - 576}
  • David Goutor
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
Canadian labour's agitation against Asian immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has received a considerable amount of scholarly attention. Many historians have highlighted labour's concerns about Asian competition in the labour market, while others have explored the pervasiveness of anti-Asian racism in most segments of Canadian, and especially British Columbian, society. But these factors – while important – do not sufficiently explain labour's antipathy to Asians… Expand
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