John Doe Chinaman: Race and Law in the American West
Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Beth Lew-Williams is Associate Professor of History at Princeton University. She is a historian of race and migration in the United States specializing in Asian American history. Her book, The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America (Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Press, 2018), won the Ray Allen Billington Prize and the Ellis W. Halley Prize from the Organization of American Historians. With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, her next book project, John Doe Chinaman, will consider the policing of Chinese migrants in the American West.