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Chinese Exclusion Act: Primary Documents in American History

Digital Collections

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials associated with the Chinese Exclusion Act, including manuscripts, books, newspaper articles, government documents, and broadsides. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.



A selection of highlights includes:

Historic Newspapers

A selection of highlights includes:

In addition, the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room has created a series of topics guides to the newspapers included in Chronicling America, including a guide on the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Meeting of Frontiers

A selection of highlights includes:

Teachers Page

Today in History