Coal Towns, from The Mine Wars
Clip: Season 28 Episode 2 | 2m 37s
West Virginia coal operators built small, company-owned towns for their miners to live in. The coal towns were almost always unincorporated; there were no elected officials, no independent police forces. Owners hired private detective agencies to watch over their workforce. Company towns were also untethered from the free market competition owners usually championed.
Aired: 01/26/16 |
Preview: S28 Ep2 | 30s
Clip: S28 Ep2 | 7m 21s
Preview: S28 Ep2 | 31s
S28 Ep6 | 52m 9s
The Chinese Six Companies
On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.Watch
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