Today in History–September 2–the Library of Congress features the Rock Springs massacre, which happened on this day in 1885 when a mob of white coal miners attacked their Chinese co-workers after they refused to participate in a strike for higher wages planned by the American miners. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more primary sources about China and people of Chinese immigrants to America.
Rock Springs massacre overview
The massacre of the Chinese at Rock Springs, Wyoming 1885 wood engraving
Keeping account 1885 Puck cartoon
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 (multiformat collection)