By Ian MacDonald,Betty O'Keefe
Scottish nursemaid Janet Smith was once the sufferer of a 1924 tragedy that ignited racial stress in a really younger Vancouver. on the center of the difficulty have been the mysterious conditions surrounding Smith's loss of life, rather the truth that the one different grownup in the home on the time was once the chinese language houseboy. while Smith's demise used to be via the assassination of Davie Lew, a widely known chinese language guy, it basically bolstered the ecu view that Vancouver's Asian group was once a hotbed of violence and corruption.
Newspaper editors and such a lot of Vancouver's white group raised an outcry, charging the police with incompetence and important arrests, whereas Presbyterian indignation known as for legislations and order in addition to an finish to chinese language immigration. sooner than the summer time was once over, the tongs of Chinatown and the clans of Canada's West Coast have been set to safeguard their very own, and one Scottish minister went as far as to claim it a time of "holy war."
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Canadian Holy War: A Story of Clans, Tongs, Murder, and Bigotry: A Story of Clans, Tongs, Murder and Bigotry by Ian MacDonald,Betty O'Keefe