Chinatown Map 1894

The residents of Chinatown in San Jose, California, rebuilt their neighborhood after arsonists burned it to the ground in 1883. Local authorities subsequently tried new tactics to force them out. A group of men claiming to be policemen began “terrorizing the tenants and driving away the customers.” This map was used as evidence in Quen Hing Tong’s successful lawsuit to stop the harassment.

National Archives, Records of District Courts of the United States

Chinatown Map