The Great War: Chapter 1
Clip: Season 29 Episode 8 | 8m 28s
In the summer of 1917, at docks up and down the eastern seaboard, thousands of American soldiers boarded ships bound for France. They were the vanguard of a new American army, about to enter the most destructive war the world had ever known. For President Woodrow Wilson, the war was a crusade “to make the world safe for democracy,” a chance to transform the international order in America’s image.
Aired: 04/10/17 |
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 38s
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 2s
Alice Paul: The Suffragist
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 1m 46s
S29 Ep6 | 53m 10s
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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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