Driven Out

Jean Pfaelzer talked about her book, Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans. She described the purge of thousands of… read more

Jean Pfaelzer talked about her book, Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans. She described the purge of thousands of Chinese Americans from California and the Pacific Northwest, a persecution that began in 1849. She also said that the Chinese fought back and filed the first lawsuits for reparations in the United States and won the right to public education years before Brown v. Board of Education. She showed many illustrations from her book. After her presentation she responded to audience members' questions.

The event is sponsored by the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, the Chinese American Citizen Alliance, the Greater LA Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans, and The Chinese American Musuem. It was held at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. close

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  • Eugene Moy Program Chair Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
  • Jean Pfaelzer Professor University of Delaware->English Department

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Driven Out

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Program ID:
199961-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Monterey Park, California, United States
First Aired:
Jul 21, 2007 | 10:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 01, 2007 | 4:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 21, 2007 | 10:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 19, 2007 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 01, 2007 | 4:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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