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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

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