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Denis Kearney

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As you suggested I have in the following disputed certain passages, trusting you will do me the justice either to modify the same or add a note in the new edition stating that I dispute,' etc.

— Denis Kearney

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A few men own from ten thousand to two hundred thousand acres each. The poor Laborer can find no resting place, save on the barren mountain, or in the trackless desert.

— Denis Kearney

#barren #desert #each #few #few men

California must be all American or all Chinese. We are resolved that it shall be American, and are prepared to make it so. May we not rely upon your sympathy and assistance?

— Denis Kearney

#assistance #california #chinese #make #may

Our moneyed men have ruled us for the past thirty years. Under the flag of the slaveholder they hoped to destroy our liberty.

— Denis Kearney

#flag #hoped #liberty #men #moneyed

There are a few Chinese smuggled in over the borders of British Columbia on the north and Mexico on the south.

— Denis Kearney

#british #british columbia #chinese #columbia #few

They have seized upon the government by bribery and corruption. They have made speculation and public robbery a science. They have loaded the nation, the state, the county, and the city with debt.

— Denis Kearney

#city #corruption #county #debt #government

To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China - the greatest and oldest despotism in the world - for a cheap working slave.

— Denis Kearney

#aristocracy #bloated #cheap #china #despair

We are men, and propose to live like men in this free land, without the contamination of slave labor, or die like men, if need be, in asserting the rights of our race, our country, and our families.

— Denis Kearney

#contamination #country #die #families #free

We are with you in this work. Workingmen must form a party of their own, take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud, and put honest toil in power.

— Denis Kearney

#dispose #form #fraud #gilded #government

Will he get a place for his oldest boy? He can not. His girl? Why, the Chinaman is in her place too!

— Denis Kearney

#get #girl #her #his #oldest

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He warned railroad owners that they had three months to fire all of their Chinese workers or “remember Judge Lynch. I will lead you to the City Hall clean out the police force hang the Prosecuting Attorney burn every book that has a particle of law in it and then enact new laws for the workingmen. Blaine
“Kearney is a particularly stupid and uninteresting creature…[who only appeals to] “those who like profanity indecency and coarse vulgar and savage brutishness.

” He was part of a short-lived movement to increase the power of the working class but after a few years his increasingly vitriolic language and his repeated arrests for inciting violence alienated many of those who he was trying to influence. Called “a demagogue of extraordinary power” he frequently gave long and caustic speeches that focused on four general topics: contempt for the press for capitalists for politicians and for Chinese immigrants. He started an employment agency where he worked until his health began to fail around 1900.

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