THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT

DVD (widescreen)

$24.99

   Order Code: PBS591DV    ISBN : 9781531704889
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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.

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Copyright

2017

Publisher

Steeplechase Films/The Center for Asian American Media

Grade

8 and up

Color

Color and black-and-white

Run Time

160 minutes

ISBN

9781531704889