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The Chinese exclusion act


Ric Burns

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English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Narrated by Hoon Lee ; voices, Russel Wong, Fenton Lee, Yuet-Fung Ho and Josh Hamilton.

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[Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation, [2018]


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Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of American experience in 2018.

Bonus features: Symbolism of the Chinese Dragon ; George Frisbie Hoar ; Charles Sing ; 2012 Congressional Acknowledgement of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years.

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