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THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT

A Special Presentation of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET

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Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law.
  • Airdate(s): 5/29/2018 - 8:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Original Broadcast: 5/29/18
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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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  • THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT Premieres Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS

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