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Boycott Against Japanese and Chinese Businesses, Montana, 1898

Broadside, Boycott against Japanese and Chinese businesses, 1898

Broadside, Boycott against Japanese and Chinese businesses, 1898

National Archives and Records Administration, NARA_japanese_chinese_business_boycott
 
Document Description
Flyer distributed by the Silver Bow Trades and Labor Association and the Butte Miners Association in support of Chinese and Japanese business boycott, Montana, c. August 1898. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration Pacific Alaska Region (Seattle), www.archives.gov, ARC 298113.
 
Questions
1. What action does the flyer call for?
2. What impact would such an action have on Chinese and Japanese people living in the area of Silver Bow and Butte, Montana?
3. What words in the flyer give evidence that the unions had prejudiced and racist attitudes towards Asians?
 

Glossary
Boycott: Refusal to do business with or participate in a specific transaction.
Asiatic: Originating from Asia.
Retrogression: A state of having moved backwards.
 

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