Chinese Laborers Dbq Analysis

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With already existing hostility towards the Chinese, the increasing encounters with Chinese laborers only strengthened the cause of the anti-Chinese movement among the unemployed white laborers. In 1877, when the financial market crashed, many people lost their life savings and were left either heavily in debt or impoverished. Thousands of unemployed men roamed the city competing for the little work that existed. Among those men was Denis Kearney. He had heavily invested in mining stocks and lost everything in the market crash. As an Irish immigrant, he quickly became known in the streets of San Francisco, California for his empowering “sandlot” meetings where he openly voiced his opinions of the people who made their lives horrible. He spoke
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