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The Chinatown WarChinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871$
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Scott Zesch

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199758760

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758760.001.0001

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It Will Be Forgotten in a Brief Time

It Will Be Forgotten in a Brief Time

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The Chinatown War

Scott Zesch

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the aftermath of the “night of horrors” wherein several innocent Chinese in the slum neighborhood of the Calle de los Negros in Los Angeles's Chinatown were massacred by a mob of white Angelenos on October 24, 1871. It first considers the memorial service held for the massacre victims in August 1872 that culminated in a procession to the City Cemetery. It then looks at the attitudes of non-Asian Angelenos and the local press toward Chinese rituals before turning to the resumption of normalcy in Chinatown, particularly the Chinese racketeers' continued abduction and selling of women in cahoots with American policemen. It also discusses the end of mob justice in Los Angeles, the intensification of anti-Chinese sentiment in the city during the decade that followed the tragedy, the discrimination and exclusion suffered by Chinese immigrants, and the fates of the main protagonists in the massacre. The chapter concludes by evaluating the lessons to be drawn from the so-called “Black Tuesday”.

Keywords:   massacre, Calle de los Negros, Los Angeles, Chinatown, racketeers, abduction, mob justice, discrimination, exclusion, Chinese immigrants

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