Anti-Chinese Cap Pistol, 1876

Description
In the 19th century, agitation against Asian Americans spread across the country and led to some of the nation’s most restrictive immigration laws.
date made
c1876
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 in; 13.97 cm x 13.97 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1876.X01
accession number
227739
catalog number
227739.1876.X01
Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
subject
Anti-Immigration
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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