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"Mary Chinaman: Trafficking, Runaways, and the Law" by Professor Beth Lew-Williams

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019. 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Building 200, Room 307
Critical Orientations to Race and Ethnicity 2018
Meeting Description: 

In this work-in-progress, Beth Lew-Williams (Princeton, History) examines the fugitive movements of Chinese women in the 19th-century U.S. West. By examining what Chinese women wished to escape, how they fled, and where they sought refuge, this chapter reveals the forces that constrained their lives. This is part of a larger book project on the overlapping systems of immigration and criminal law that regulated race and alienage within the U.S. West.