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Gold Mountain Dreams

In the 1840s, civil war and famine in southern China drove thousands of young men to seek their fortune in the California Gold Rush. This program traces the Chinese experience in America, from their welcome in San Francisco as “celestial men of commerce,” through the Gold Rush and building of the Transcontinental Railroad, to the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act banning their entry into this country. This program rediscovers the often-overlooked role of the Chinese and tells their stories through the lives of individuals using photos, artifacts, and interviews with descendants and historians. (89 minutes)

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Item#: BVL31326
Copyright date: ©2003
DVD ISBN 978-1-4213-6121-5

Part of the Series : Becoming American: The Chinese Experience
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