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The Chinese Exclusion Act

Ben Railton

The Chinese Exclusion Act

what it can teach us about America

by Ben Railton

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Emigration and immigration law,
  • Emigration and immigration,
  • Politics and government,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementBen Railton
    SeriesPalgrave pivot, Palgrave pivot
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 74 p.
    Number of Pages74
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27152828M
    ISBN 10113733908X
    ISBN 109781137339089
    OCLC/WorldCa842208654

    Chinese Exclusion Act: The Text. An Act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to Chinese. Whereas in the opinion of the Government of the United States the coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the . Background. With the Chinese Exclusion Act enacted in , Chinese people were excluded from entering the United States from China unless they were of elite status. It was the only law in American history to deny naturalization in or entry into the United States based upon a specific ethnicity or country of birth, though it was not the only law to deny citizenship based on .

    The Chinese Exclusion Act: The Chinese Exclusion Act of was the first significant law restricting immigration into the United States. This book is a learning tool that explores stories about Chinese immigrants through primary source document analysis. The author documents the struggles of three early leaders in the Chinese-American community who refused to submit to unequal treatment, pursuing U.S. citizenship despite the obstacles in their way, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, which closed the door to Chinese immigrants and made those already in the U.S. ineligible for citizenship.

    The Chinese Exclusion Act of , which barred practically all Chinese from American shores for ten years, was the first federal law that banned a 4/5. Transcript of Chinese Exclusion Act () An Act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to Chinese. Whereas in the opinion of the Government of the United States the coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the territory thereof: Therefore.


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