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THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT

THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT

Explore in riveting detail a lesser-known episode in American history—one that sheds light on key aspects of American civil liberties, immigration, and culture. Revealing the connections between anti-Chinese sentiments and the Gold Rush, the building of the transcontinental railroad, and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, this program examines the economic, social, legal, racial, and political dimensions of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the forces and events that gave rise to it, and its lasting effects. After viewing, encourage students to reflect on such issues as national identity, human justice, and what it means to be an American. Grades 8 and up. English SDH subtitles. Color and black-and-white. 160 minutes. Steeplechase Films/The Center for Asian American Media. ©2017.


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PBS591DV-WBSSS 9781531704889 DVD (widescreen) $24.99

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