Asian America in Milwaukee in 1880s

Asian America in Milwaukee in the 1880s: The Flashpoint of Milwaukee’s anti-Chinese riot in 1889. Few people know about this event today, but Milwaukee was the only location east of the Mississippi River where a large anti-Chinese event happened. Usually associated with “The West,” this example of anti-Asian violence in the Midwest saw four days of vandalism, anti-Chinese sloganeering and rioting. This talk will explore what happened and locate it within the larger contexts of Wisconsin history as well as Asian American History.


Victor Jew

Victor Jew was born in California, grew up in Los Angeles, but has become a Midwesterner having gone to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received his Ph.D. in U.S. history. He researches, teaches and writes about ... read more

Date: Thu, May 16, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Victor Jew

Fee: $10

Program Number: SPRI:386

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