Extras

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The War on Rats

The war against rats helped end the bubonic plague outbreak in San Francisco.

The War on Rats

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Trailer | Plague at the Golden Gate

How the bubonic plague in 1900 set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco.

Trailer | Plague at the Golden Gate

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Rupert Blue

In 1901, Rupert Blue launched a health campaign that ended a deadly bubonic plague.

Rupert Blue

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Ng Poon Chew

Ng Poon Chew was a writer, a publisher and an advocate for Chinese American civil rights.

Ng Poon Chew

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Dr. Joseph Kinyoun

Dr. Joseph Kinyoun was a leader in the diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases.

Dr. Joseph Kinyoun

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The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown.

The Chinese Six Companies

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William Mulholland

In 1922, Mulholland began building the St. Francis Dam to meet the needs of Los Angeles.

William Mulholland

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Trailer | Flood in the Desert

Explore the 1928 dam collapse, the second deadliest disaster in California history.

Trailer | Flood in the Desert

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Owens Valley Paiute

The Paiute people built sophisticated irrigation canals to channel water in California.

Owens Valley Paiute

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Chapter 1 | Flood in the Desert

Watch a preview of Flood in the Desert.

Chapter 1 | Flood in the Desert

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Big Dams of the American West

Beginning in the 1930s, large dams were built on important watersheds.

Big Dams of the American West

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Trailer | The American Diplomat

Explores the lives and legacies of three African American ambassadors.

Trailer | The American Diplomat

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Terence Todman

Terence Todman's diplomatic career achieved him the prestigious rank of career ambassador.

Terence Todman

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Reframing The March on Washington

President Johnson tasked Carl Rowan to oversee the documentary on March on Washington.

Reframing The March on Washington

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Edward Dudley

Appointed as a minister to Liberia in 1948, Edward Dudley became an ambassador 1949.

Edward Dudley

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Chapter 1 | The American Diplomat

Watch a preview of The American Diplomat.

Chapter 1 | The American Diplomat

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Carl Rowan

Carl Rowan: One of the highest ranking African Americans in the State Department.

Carl Rowan

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When Blue Jeans Got a Bad Name

4,000 motorcycle riders, wearing leather jackets and blue jeans roared into Hollister.

When Blue Jeans Got a Bad Name

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Trailer | Riveted: The History of Jeans

Discover the fascinating and surprising story of this iconic American garment.

Trailer | Riveted: The History of Jeans

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Origins of Denim

Denim is the quintessential American fabric.

Origins of Denim

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Levi Strauss

You might think that Levi Strauss invented jeans.

Levi Strauss

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Chapter 1 | Riveted: The History of Jeans

Watch a preview of Riveted: The History of Jeans

Chapter 1 | Riveted: The History of Jeans

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Black Cowboys on the Silver Screen

The real cowboys were (and still are) way more diverse than what people saw in the movies.

Black Cowboys on the Silver Screen