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- Ancestors in the Americas, Part 1: Coolies, Sailors, Settlers: Voyage to the New World (DVD)
Ancestors in the Americas, Part 1: Coolies, Sailors, Settlers: Voyage to the New World (DVD)
Director: Loni Ding; ISBN: LDAN1-P; Producer: CET, Center for Educational Telecommications, Inc.; Format: DVD, Personal Use; Length: 62 Minutes; Condition: New; Most people think of Asians as recent immigrants to the Americas, but the first Asians--Filipino sailors--settled in the bayous of Louisiana a decade before the Revolutionary War. Asians have been an integral part of American history since that time. COOLIES, SAILORS AND SETTLERS explores how and why people from the Philippines, China and India first arrived on the shores of North and South America, and it portrays their survival amid harsh conditions, their re-migrations, and finally their permanent settlement in the New World.