The first primary source was a drafted statement from a Chinese immigrant merchant settled in San Francisco, California. In 1870, Pun Chi appeals to congress on behalf of Chinese, explaining how they have been persecuted and treated. Pun discussed how the Empire of China had always welcomed Americans, but in American, Chinese are subject to ill-treatment. Chinese have been told the beauty of America from the beginning of their journey to seek a better life. In truth, they are treated badly, not fed, and abused. Pun states, “As we go on our way we are pushed and kicked and struck.” Already in land, in the nation of the dreams, things become worse for miners. Chinese immigrants worked in the mines earning little gold per day to survive. Besides that, are told by...
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