"Chinese Must Go": From The Wasp V:3

The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
      This picture was created in 1876-1928. It was called "Chinese Must Go" and the picture represents how Americans felt about Chinese people taking over jobs. Chinese Immigration first started in the mid 1800's during the California Gold Rush and ended when the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed. During this time most young males left their rural Chinese villages to work in America. 
       The jobs that they were mostly hired in were railroad work, extracting metals/minerals, and developing fishing industries. At the end of this period, the Chinese  American population went up to about 110,000. During 1822- 1965 the United States  would only allow diplomats, merchants, and students into the country. Other Chinese Americans that were here during this time period had to hide out in segregated ghettos. These were called "Chinese towns"
(Chinese Immigration to the United States).          
       I think this picture really symbolizes the things that were happening during the Chinese American immigration. The explanation that I got from the internet was very helpful because it showed the hardships that happened during 1822-1965.