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Isleton Tong

  • Aired: 07/07/2008
  • 16:59
  • Rating: TV-G
The president of the historical society in Isleton, California has inherited a building that may be an old Chinese Tong. In the late 1800s, Tongs were places of protection and solidarity for outcast Chinese immigrants. But in the newspapers, these were secretive centers of gangland warfare and gambling. Host Gwendolyn Wright heads to California to unravel the mystery of the Chinese Tong.
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Was this building a safe haven for persecuted immigrants, or a hub for organized crime?
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