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California History: Ethnic Groups & Immigration: Videos

California History 310: Research Essay

Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online (Alexander Street)
Streaming video database featuring the PBS Video Collection

Films on Demand

Films on Demand: Streaming current and historical videos including news footage, educational videos, and documentaries.

 Sample film: What is an American? The American Future (2008)

This BBC documentary gives an overview of actions taken against California immigrant groups over time. For example, one segment shows how newspaper owner Charles McGlashan organized a boycott of Chinese labor in 1886, publishing dehumanizing editorials calling for whites to drive immigrants out.