March 21, 2011
Ancestors in the Americas
Asian American history series
Pt. 1. Coolies, sailors, settlers : [voyage to the New World] -- pt. 2. Chinese in the frontier West : an American story / a co-presentation of National Asian American Telecommunications Association, Independent Television Service.
Part 1 tells the story of how Asians--Filipino, Chinese, Asian Indian--first arrived in the Americas. Film crosses centuries and oceans from the 16th century Manila-Acapulco trade, to the Opium War, to the 19th century plantation coolie labor in South America and the Caribbean. Part 2 relates the history of Chinese immigrants in California.
A much needed view of the early Chinese immigration and/or forced work immigration to America.
1996-1998 television series.
Askwith Media Library 53982-D 124 minutes
Posted by mcmike at March 21, 2011 09:00 AM