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San Francisco and California Pass Anti-Chinese Laws, 1858-1913

The playing field in the U.S. was not level for all immigrant groups. Chinese immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries faced a host of laws that restricted their freedom to emigrate, earn a living, and follow their native cultural practices. Individuals and organizations challenged these laws through the court system, with some success.


Source | Adapted from Chuck Marcus, "All Persons Born or Naturalized...The Legacy of U.S. v Wong Kim Ark," (2001), from University of California Hastings School of Law, http://library.uchastings.edu/library/topical-and-course-research-guides/wkadisplay/laws3.htm.
Creator | UC Berkeley Hastings School of Law
Item Type | Laws/Court Cases
Cite This document | UC Berkeley Hastings School of Law, “San Francisco and California Pass Anti-Chinese Laws, 1858-1913,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed May 20, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/870.

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