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Death and the Civil War Extended Promo

Preview: Season 24 | 2m 15s

How the young United States dealt with the unprecedented and overwhelming number of dead in the Civil War. The 2-minute extended promo for Death and the Civil War, premiering on PBS Sept 18, 8/7c. The Ric Burns film is based on the book "This Republic of Suffering" by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust.

Aired: 09/18/12

Rating: NR

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The Chinese Six Companies

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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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