American Experience

Eugene O'Neill: Playwright and Nobel laureate

Clip: Season 30 | 2m 21s

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Eugene O’Neill revolutionized the American stage during the 1920’s and 30’s, with ground breaking plays as The Emperor Jones, Anna Christie and Mourning Becomes Electra. He was honored with three Pulitzer prizes and the Nobel prize in literature.

Aired: 10/05/18 | Rating: NR

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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.


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