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The Chinese Exclusion Act

Author: Ric BurnsLi-Shin YuRobin EspinolaHoon LeeRussell WongAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
Summary:
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. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years.
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Genre/Form: Historical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ric Burns; Li-Shin Yu; Robin Espinola; Hoon Lee; Russell Wong; Fenton Lee; Yuet-Fung Ho; Josh Hamilton; Brian Keane; Michael Chin; Buddy Squires; American Experience Films,; Steeplechase Films Inc.,; Center for Asian American Media,; New-York Historical Society,; PBS Distribution (Firm),
ISBN: 9781531704889 1531704883
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
OCLC Number: 1032008124
Notes: Originall produced in 2017.
Originally broadcast on television by PBS as a special presentation of the television program American Experience in 2018.
Wide screen.
Bonus video: Symbolism of the Chinese Dragon; George Frisbie Hoar; Charles Sing; 2012 Congressional Acknowledgment of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Credits: Editor, Li-Shin Yu ; music, Brian Keane ; cinematography, Michael Chin, Buddy Squires.
Cast: Hoon Lee, narrator ; Russel Wong, Fenton Lee, Yuet-Fung Ho, Josh Hamilton, voices.
Target Audience: TV rating: TV-PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Main feature: The Chinese Exclusion Act --
Bonus videos: Symbolism of the Chinese Dragon ; George Frisbie Hoar ; Charles Sing ; 2012 Congressional Acknowledgment of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program).
Responsibility: a special presentation of American Experience Films ; a co-production of Steeplechase Films and the Center for Asian American Media for PBS ; in association with the New York Historical Society ; directed by Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu ; story by Ric Burns and Robin Espinola & Li-Shin Yu ; telescript by Ric Burns ; produced by Li-Shin Yu, Robin Espinola, and Ric Burns.

Abstract:

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. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years.
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