Bill Moyers: Becoming American

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  • Season 1
    • No Turning Back
      Episode 3
      3/27/03
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      Chinese Americans reflect on their evolving identities in the United States, from their experiences as objects of suspicion and contempt during the Cold War in the 1950s to asserting their rights as citizens during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Looking towards the future, students offer their thoughts on what it means to be Chinese American today.moreless
    • 3/26/03
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      The Chinese Exclusion Act produces a bachelor society as Chinese men continue to support families back home, unable to bring their wives to America. World War II offers opportunities for the Chinese, who embark on a new phase of their journey to citizenship.
    • 3/25/03
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      Fleeing civil war, flooding, and famine, thousands of young men leave the villages of southern China to seek their fortunes in the California Gold Rush of 1849. Most move on to other jobs in the American West--from fishing, farming, cooking, and washing clothes to working on the first transcontinental railroad.