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""Free Labour in the United States" (Cartoon from Canadian Illustrated News, 1870)

Title

""Free Labour in the United States" (Cartoon from Canadian Illustrated News, 1870)

Subject

Canada, Chinese Head Tax, history, xenophobia, immigration

Description

The is a cartoon that was published in the Canadian Illustrated News in 1870. This cartoon depicts a Chinese man stealing the boot of a white man.  The Chinese man is being beaten by Uncle Sam and two other white men. This provides a concrete example of how the Chinese were stereotyped and viewed as a threat to Canadian wellbeing

Creator

Unknown

Date

October 15, 1870

Rights

Public domain
Credit: Library and Archives Canada

Format

image file/jpeg

Language

English

Type

1 print / estampe : leggotype on wove paper

Identifier

Online MIKAN no. 2913882

Original Format

paper
drawing

Files

first offensive cartoon.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “""Free Labour in the United States" (Cartoon from Canadian Illustrated News, 1870),” Exhibits, accessed June 17, 2024, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2219.