What Was the Dred Scott Decision?
Clip: Season 25 Episode 12 | 2m
In 1857 the Supreme Court ruled against Dred Scott, a slave who sought freedom via the courts. With the ruling the Court radically altered not just the battle over slavery, but the status of every black person in America.
Aired: 01/22/13 |
The Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War
Clip: S25 Ep12 | 1m 39s
John Brown Puts His Accusers on Trial
Clip: S25 Ep12 | 2m 21s
Lincoln's Uncertain Commitment to Emancipation
Clip: S25 Ep12 | 1m 46s
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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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