Henry George and the Chinese Question

2022-04-01 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Henry George School of Social Science
Phone:(212) 889-8020
Address: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016


Join us for a contextualized re-examination of George’s stance on Chinese labor.

In the late 1880s, the railroads and Western Union controlled the flow of information from California as well as to California.  We also know that railroads were the primary users of coolie labor. As a result, while Californians thought they were fighting against the importation of slave labor, people in the East thought Californians were discriminating against the Chinese. This webinar re-evaluates George’s take on the Chinese question in the light of the prevailing collusion between media giants and railroad corporations.

Instructor: Dan Sullivan

Date: Fri, April 1, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM — 8:00 PM EDT

A link to join the webinar will be provided via email before the start of the session.