Chinese Immigrants
in the United States

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Illustration by Charles Christian Nahl from an 1860 edition of
Hutching’s California Magazine.
               San Francisco Chinatown Opium Den, 1870s

      The Central Pacific hires Chinese laborers and the Union Pacific
      hires Irish laborers to build the first transcontinental railroad,
      completed on May 10, 1869.

Denver riots, 1880
Anti-Chinese Riots Spread over the North-
western States; Oregon's Constitution
Prevents Chinese from Owning Land 1886

      White coal miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, chased Chinese
      miners out of town, shooting or burning to death at least 15 people. The
      Chinese were reinstated by Army troops. Harper's Weekly, Sept. 26, 1885.