Publisher:UBC Press, 2017Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Wallace, Sarah IsabelDate:Created2017Summary:
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.Subject(s): Public health--Political aspects | Public health--Social aspects | Racism | North America--Pacific Coast | Emigration and immigration | Ethnic relations | Immigrants--Health and hygiene | Marginality, SocialOriginal Publisher: [S.l.], UBC PressLanguage(s): English