Bill Moyers: Becoming American

Season 1 Episode 1

Gold Mountain Dreams

Aired Unknown Mar 25, 2003 on
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Gold Mountain Dreams
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.moreless

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