American Experience

American Experience is TV's most-watched history series and brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

Show Info

Airs on: United States PBS (1988 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 21:00 (120 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History

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The Chinese Exclusion Act

Episode 30x05; May 29, 2018

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 exclus

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
30x05: The Chinese Exclusion ActMay 29, 2018
30x04: The Bombing of Wall StreetFeb 13, 2018
30x03: The Gilded AgeFeb 6, 2018
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