New York: 1920. 27pp. Original printed self-wrappers, stapled. Light creasing and wear, some light foxing. Very good. Item #682
Pamphlet decrying the growing anti-Japanese sentiment on the West Coast propagated by the California Oriental Exclusion League. "A new anti-Japanese agitation has been set under way in California. What this agitation is, what the real facts in the situation are, and what it means is told in this pamphlet. The agitation is a serious one because apart from its failure to solve the problems involved, it strengthens the arm of military and autocratic powers in Japan." The author explores the history of anti-Asiatic feelings in California, beginning with the Chinese and escalating to include the Japanese at the turn of the century. He continues by refuting assertions of excessive Japanese population influx and land grabbing, arguing for peace among the races in California and therefore across the nation. In conclusion, he writes, “In the lurid light of the recent world tragedy, the causes that produce the greatest conflicts have become quite plain. … We can create hostile foes by the hundred million among our neighbors across the Pacific, or we can win them to friendship -- according as our treatment of those among us on the Pacific Coast is hostile or Christian.” We locate fewer than ten institutional copies in OCLC.