Henry George: From Poverty to Politics
Clip: Season 30 | 1m 35s
Henry George’s 1879 book Progress and Poverty articulated the problem felt by many people during the Gilded Age — that despite the booming economy, many were left behind in poverty. The book was a bestseller, and George became wildly popular, eventually being drafted to run for Mayor of New York City in 1886 as a candidate for the United Labor Party. Filmmaker Sarah Colt introduces Henry George.
Aired: 02/06/18 |
Letter from a father
Clip: S30 | 2m 6s
Harry Houdini's Impulse to Escape
Clip: S30 | 1m 38s
Thomas Hunt Morgan
Clip: S30 | 1m 19s
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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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