What was the Chinese Exclusion Act?

Download CHSA’s free handout “What was the Chinese Exclusion Act?” (pdf) Intense social conflicts divided economic classes, racialized groups, and immigrants from the native born as America industrialized in the 1870s, and economic depressions...
Remembering 1882

Remembering 1882

In 1882 Congress passed the nation’s first major immigration legislation — a law to prevent people of Chinese descent from entering the United States. The law would tear apart families, cut the nation’s Chinese American population in half, and remove the...