David C. Atkinson is Assistant Professor of History at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, and author of The Burden of White Supremacy: Containing Asian Migration in the British Empire and the United States
Purdue University Profile https://www.cla.purdue.edu/hi…
Quote: 'Previous advocates of a “White Canada” regularly deployed the same arguments Collacott uses in their efforts to restrict Asian and other non-white immigration. For example, his core contention that Canada will become the first country to “voluntarily allow its population to be largely replaced by people from elsewhere” was a constant refrain of the anti-Asian exclusion movement in B.C. (and elsewhere) during the early 20th century.'
Description of his book: "From 1896 to 1924, motivated by fears of an irresistible wave of Asian migration and the possibility that whites might be ousted from their position of global domination, British colonists and white Americans instituted stringent legislative controls on Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian immigration."
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