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How exactly were Asian people treated throughout the history of America? Even today?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Question by meOh: How exactly were Asian people treated throughout the history of America? Even today?
All of our history text-books focused only on the European people and the African people, but never made any reference to Asian people.
I know most Asians came during the Gold Rush, but were they treated badly like how African people were? Were they treated differently after the civil war?

Best answer:

Answer by Bachelorette
The Civil War which was between the North and South had no effect on how Asians were treated.Also, there was a higher concentration of Asians living in the West at that time because they helped build the railroads.
Asians were not treated nearly as badly as Africans but thousands of Japanese citizens were unfairly placed in concentration camps after Pearl Harbor. The concentration camps weren’t anything like the death and work camps in Europe that the Jews were in such as Auschwitz or Sobibhor(sp), but they like the Jews were put there against their will.
They weren’t treated well at all when they were put to work on the railroads. The Asians built the railroads from West to East and I believe the Irish built from East to West. I might be wrong about the Irish part though I haven’t been in a history class in a while lol.
Almost forgot about the “Gentlemen’s Agreement” which was an act passed by Congress I believe it had something to do with preventing more Asians from entering the country.

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Campbelltown – Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

A recording of festivities in 1968, when Campbelltown became a city and the first electric train pulled into the station. Photos are from the Campbelltown City Library photographic database:

Hobby Trains and Models of Today

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

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Bachmann and Hornby and Heljan model trains running on my model railway today 23/1/2010

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Lionel Trains on The Today Show

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The Today Show crew is treated to a holiday display from Lionel Trains.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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