"Yellow Peril"

"Yellow peril" was a term used by anti-Japanese movement agitators in the early 1900s to describe the "threat" of Japanese immigration as a precursor to a Japanese invasion of the United States. Among the many groups and individuals who propagated the "yellow peril" myth were William Randolph Hearst's newspapers, which convinced many Californians during the early 1900s that a Japanese invasion was imminent.

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James D. Phelan

57 items
doc "Mass Meeting is Held By Local Japanese" (ddr-densho-69-24)
Full headline: "Mass Meeting is Held By Local Japanese. Speakers Advise Brown Colonists to Make No Open Fight Against Agitation, and Admit Many Charges Are True."
doc "People Becoming Aroused to Brown Peril" (ddr-densho-69-21)
Full headline: "People Becoming Aroused to Brown Peril. Nation's Press Gives Warning. Representative Newspapers Decry Jap Invasion."
doc "Japanese Bring Vile Diseases" (ddr-densho-69-34)
Full headline: "Japanese Bring Vile Diseases. Gravest of Dangers Which Come From the Orient."
doc "Arm Against Yellow Peril" (ddr-densho-69-17)
Full headline: "Arm Against Yellow Peril. Building Trades Ask Citizens to Unite in a Convention. Wants League Organized. Call for Petitions Asking School Board to Exclude Adult Japanese."
doc "What a Study of Brown Race Shows" (ddr-densho-69-23)
Full headline: "What a Study of Brown Race Shows. Plain Warning From Edward Rosenberg's Investigation of the Conditions That Exist In the Land of the Mikado."
doc "The Japanese Character" (ddr-densho-69-25)
Full headline: "The Japanese Character. Why Contact Must Impair Our American Civilization."
Editorial:
doc Editorial: "The Yellow Peril" (ddr-densho-69-16)
Full headline: "The Yellow Peril. How the Japanese Crowd Out the White Race."
doc "Brown Artisans Steal Brains of Whites" (ddr-densho-69-20)
Full headline: "Brown Artisans Steal Brains of Whites. Japanese Professors Beg the Question. Public Men of the Orient Give Academic Reasons Why America Should Welcome Coolies."
Editorial:
doc Editorial: "Danger in the Brown Men" (ddr-densho-69-18)
Full headline: "Danger in the Brown Men. Competition of an Astute and Highly Developed Race."
doc "Japs Bringing Frightful Disease" (ddr-densho-69-26)
Full headline: "Japs Bringing Frightful Disease. Danger Now is in the School. Unwise Law Gives Diseased Asiatic Place as Pupil. Many Come in on Each Ship."
doc "Japanese a Menace to American Women" (ddr-densho-69-1)
Full headline: "Japanese a Menace to American Women. Female Help is Being Driven Out. Unclean Practices of Orient Bringing Degredation and Debasement in the Train of Unrestricted Immigration."
doc "Brown Men Are Most Dangerous" (ddr-densho-69-33)
Full headline: "Brown Men Are Most Dangerous. Threatened Peaceful Invasion is Worse Than War."
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
Selected article titles: "Isaac Honored" (p. 1), "Birth of Amerasia" (p. 1), "Hoover's Yellow Peril" (p. 2), "Dawn of Awakening" (p. 2), "UCLA Sells Out" (p. 5), "Potential for What" (p. 5), "The Failure of Democracy in a Time of Crisis" (p. 6-7).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 1 (April 1969) (ddr-densho-297-1)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 1 (April 1969) (ddr-densho-297-1)
Selected article titles: "The Third World: A Response to Oppression" (p. 1), "A Commentary on the Noguchi Firing" (p. 1), "Yellow Power!" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 10 (March 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 10 (March 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-10)
Select article titles: "Salt Lake bids for 1958 convention 15th Biennial may be co-sponsored by Mt. Olympus; dates not yet announced" (p. 1); Over $250,000 Awarded for Claims in Jan." (p. 1); "L.A. race relations progress in Look" (p. 1); "Repatriates Denied Right to Sue for Vested Property Return" (p. 1); "Flood Damage Light for Nisei …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
Select article titles: "15th Biennial Convention Set Aug. 22-25, 1958" (p. 1); "JACL's Anti-Nisei TV Film Project Eyed by U.S. Senator" (p. 1); "Hawaiian Nisei picked 'outstanding young farmer,' grew coffee on lava soil" (p. 1); "Anti-bias bill in redevelopment passes" (p. 1); "Civil rights bill due Senate action" (p. 1); "JACL representative on Boy Scout …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 5 (August 01,1969) (ddr-pc-41-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 5 (August 01,1969) (ddr-pc-41-31)
Select article titles: "Tex. Nisei Greets Astronauts of Apollo XI" (p. 1); "Hate mail shows 'Yellow Peril' still feared" (p. 1); "Chief Justice Warren still pursued to apologize for his role in Evacuation" (p. 1); "'Nisei: The Quiet Americans': Controversy Goes to Publisher" (p. 4); "Most Unusual Family: Momiyamas" (p. 6).
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