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Plague at the Golden gate (español)

Special | 1h 52m 39s

Descubra cómo un brote de la peste bubónica en 1900 desató miedo y sentir antiasiático en San Francisco.

Aired: 05/24/22

Expires: 05/23/25

Rating: NR

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The Chinese Six Companies


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.