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Chinese American

Date: 
1883
Description: 

Activist Wong Chin Foo published this newspaper, entitled Chinese American, in New York in 1883—possibly the first public use of the term “Chinese American.” In the wake of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, Wong intended the title as an assertion of identity and a challenge to anti-Chinese sentiment.

Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society
Exhibitions: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group