Browse Exhibits (2 total)

Chinese Exclusion Era (1882-1943)


This is the journey of Chinese Americans from 1882 to 1943 when Chinese Exclusion Act was in effect. It is a path of industry, sweat, stuggle, pride and tears for the Chinese. This unique experience of the Chinese as immigrants is an integral part that shaped American legacy today.

The Initial Sino-American Ties: Old China Trade (1783-1844)

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the early commerce between the Qing Empire and the United States under the Canton System, spanning from shortly after the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783 to the Treaty of Wanghsia in 1844.