…that most Chinese people who migrated to the United States during the 19th century did it for Gold. Due to the Opium Wars between England and China (1839- 1842) and (1856- 1860) China became a very poor country with agriculture (what held the economy of the country in place) collapsing due to these wars. This lead to national hunger and people forced to migrate in order to find work.
Andrei Tapalaga ✒️
That is a connecton which never occurred to me before. So as the English rapacious looters were causing levels of poverty in China and India, that were resulting directly in famines, their relatives in the USA were closing off routes for Chinese people trying to escape from the violence of the British/other Europeans.
Thank you for a great and very relevant piece of research.