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Also located at http://www.law.uconn.edu/journals/cpilj/Edition_Contents/Volume_III/Cohn.doc

Abstract

In 1882, with the passage of the initial Chinese Exclusion Act, the United States committed an overt act of discrimination against its resident Chinese population. The Act, signed by then President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, had an undistinguished and mild official title, promising merely to implement treaty restrictions. However, its practical effect was devastating.

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November 2003

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