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Denver’s Anti-Chinese Riot and American Politics

October 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gilded Age Denver was a boomtown. And, it was a powder keg waiting to explode. The Anti-Chinese Riot of 1880 was sparked by resentment of the Chinese immigrants who’d crossed the Pacific and journeyed overland in response to an expanding labor market. Happening just two days before a national election, it decisively undercut the nation’s promise of equal rights after the Civil War—and had repercussions well into the next century. Join Dr. Liping Zhu of Eastern Washington University, author of The Road to Chinese Exclusion, as he relates how mobs ransacked Denver’s Chinatown while other citizens took pains to protect their Asian neighbors.

More info and tickets: http://www.historycolorado.org/event/denvers-anti-chinese-riot-and-american-politics-0

[$8.50 for HC members; $6.50 students; $16 for nonmembers with History Colorado Center admission; $10 for nonmembers for lecture only]


October 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, 80203 United States
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