History Extra podcast

History Extra podcast

Immediate Media

The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

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Categories: Education

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In the 19th century, the promise of gold brought Chinese immigrants to the west in unprecedented numbers. But before long, friction emerged on the gold fields. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, Mae Ngai explores how gold rushes helped shape racist attitudes towards Chinese people in the west, culminating in exclusionary immigration policies and shaping the course of international relations between China and the west.

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Previous episodes

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    Sun, 02 Oct 2022 - 0h
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