Canadian Holy War: A Story of Clans, Tongs, Murder, and by Ian MacDonald,Betty O'Keefe

By Ian MacDonald,Betty O'Keefe

Scottish nursemaid Janet Smith was once the sufferer of a 1924 tragedy that ignited racial pressure in a truly younger Vancouver. on the center of the problem have been the mysterious conditions surrounding Smith's dying, rather the truth that the one different grownup in the home on the time was once the chinese language houseboy. while Smith's loss of life used to be through the assassination of Davie Lew, a well known chinese language guy, it in simple terms bolstered the eu view that Vancouver's Asian neighborhood 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. earlier than the summer season used to be over, the tongs of Chinatown and the clans of Canada's West Coast have been set to protect their very own, and one Scottish minister went as far as to claim it a time of "holy war."

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