Assignment 1: Setting the Context
Which is why I remark,
    And my language is plain,
That for ways that are dark
    And for tricks that are vain,
The heathen Chinee is peculiar, --
    Which the same I am free to maintain.
Before we begin actively exploring the American Memory Library of Congress site on The Chinese in California: 1850-1925, we’ll set the context for this unit by reading a few outside sources that will provide examples of the representation of the Chinese in the late nineteenth century U.S.
"We are ruined by Chinese cheap labor"