The Chinese Exclusion Act: Promo
Preview: Season 30 | 30s
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.
Aired: 05/29/18 |
Clip: S30 | 2m 6s
Clip: S30 | 1m 38s
Clip: S30 | 1m 19s
The Chinese Six Companies
On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.Watch
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