The Rock Springs Massacre: A Case Study

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California and immigrants were blamed for a lot of the economic issues. Tensions where rising which led to violent outburst and riots (Ciment, J., & Radzilowsk, J., 2013). Tensions really started to rise when Union Pacific Coal Department changed its policy of paying Chinese miners lower wages than white miners. This policy caused the Chinese to be hired over the white miners. This furthered the means for economic issues between the white miners and chines immigrants and causes a massacre. The Rock Springs massacre happened on September 2, 1885, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. 28 Chinese miners were killed in the massacre and 15 were injured. White rioters burned down 75 Chinese homes and caused approximately $150,000 US dollars in property damage

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