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The Amish: Nickel Mines Clip

Clip: Season 24 Episode 5 | 10m 15s

What does the future hold for a community whose existence is so rooted in the past? And what does our fascination with the Amish say about deep American values?

Aired: 02/27/12

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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