Chinese Immigrants
in the United States

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 P. T. Barnum's traveling carnival exhibited the "most extraordinary curiosity yet," a
 living Chinese family.

Angel Island Immigration Station, San Francisco, 1916.
Boarding pass for Chin Shee, 1911.

Woo Hong Neok of Lancaster,
Pa., served in the Union Army
during the Civil War.
San Francisco Chinese laundry, 1881.



Chinese Immigration and the Chinese in the United States (U.S. National Archives)
Chinese Immigration Files (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)
Angel Island: Immigrant Journeys of Chinese Americans
Angel Island Immigration Station
Angel Island Photo Gallery
The Chinese American Experience 1857-1892
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Chinese Immigration
Historical Documents
A review of chinese immigration to Mexico
Enforcing the Borders: Chinese Exclusion along the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico, 1882–1924
Chinese Americans Emerge as a Political Power in S.F.
In Chinatown, Matters of Tea and Trust
The Demon of the Orient
Appeal from California. The Chinese Invasion. Workingmen’s Address. (Indianapolis Times, Feb. 28, 1878)
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
The Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act (1943)
Don Smith's China Connection
Becoming American: The Chinese Experience PBS
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago
Nativism and Bigotry toward Chinese
John Tommy killed in the battle of Gettysburg (Boston Daily Advertiser, July 10, 1863)
John Tommy, the Chinaman killed at Gettysburg (San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Aug. 1, 1863)
The Chinese-American Question: An undelivered Address by John Swinton New York Tribune, June 30, 1870, 1

Harper's Weekly
The Chinese Question (February 18, 1871)
Justice for the Chinese (March 27, 1886)