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Author Chang, Kornel S., 1976- author

Title Pacific connections : the making of the U.S.-Canadian borderlands / Kornel S. Chang
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 271 pages) : illustrations
Series American crossroads ; 34
American crossroads ; 34
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Brokering empire: the making of a Chinese transnational managerial elite; 2 Contracting between empires: imperial labor circuits in the Pacific; 3 Circulating race and empire: white labor activism and the transnational politics of anti-Asian agitation; 4 Pacific insurgencies: revolution, resistance, and the recuperation of Asian manhood; 5 Policing migrants and militants: in defense of Nation and empire in the borderlands; Epilogue and Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography
Summary In the late nineteenth century the borderlands between the United States, the British Empire in Canada, and the Asia-Pacific Rim emerged as a crossroads of the Pacific world. In Pacific Connections, Kornel Chang tells the dramatic stories of the laborers, merchants, smugglers, and activists who crossed these borders into the twentieth century, and the American and British empire-builders who countered them by hardening racial and national lines. But even as settler societies attempted to control the processes of imperial integration, their project fractured under its contradictions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-252) and index
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Subject Globalization -- Economic aspects -- History.
Imperialism.
Canada -- Foreign economic relations -- Pacific Area.
Canada -- Territorial expansion.
North America -- Economic integration.
Pacific Area -- Foreign economic relations -- Canada.
Pacific Area -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Pacific Area.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520951549 (electronic bk.)
9780520951549 (electronic bk.)