Becoming American the Chinese experience [Volume 2] Between two worlds

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In interviews with historians, descendants, and recent immigrants, this program begins with a description of the early 1880s when a wave of anti-Chinese sentiment swept across America, abetted by the Chinese Exclusion Act. Families were kept apart by both ancient custom and U.S. law. These immigrants were trapped between countries, at home neither in the U.S. nor in China. The law of the land, which separated these families, also provided relief as Chinese Americans turned to the courts for justice. Presents Chinese Americans contributions during World War II, and describes their struggles to prove their value both in war time and after returning home.
Tsui, Mi Ling; Moyers, Bill D.; Jen, Gish; Ting, S. C. C. 1936 (Samuel Chao-chung)
Public Affairs Television (Firm); Thomas Lennon Films (Firm); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Personal and Family Lives; Asian Studies; China; Civil Rights, Discrimination; Chinese United States History; Chinese Americans History 19th century; Chinese Americans California History 19th century; Chinese Americans Legal status, laws, etc. History 19th century; Labor policy United States History 19th century; Labor policy California History 19th century; Emigration and immigration law United States History 19th century; World War, 1939-1945 Chinese Americans; Chinese Americans Social conditions; United States Emigration and immigration History 19th century; California Emigration and immigration History 19th century; United States Race relations; California Race relations
North America; United States; New Jersey
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86 minutes; color


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Filename: lms-090328; Fedora 2 PID: umd:2096; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/1165; Catalog Key: alephsys003064168; OCLC: ocm52941919

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