History Detectives - Season 1, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

John Brown's Letters; Japanese Tea House; Poems

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Questions for the detectives: Is a Sacramento woman a descendant of abolitionist John Brown? Were a San Francisco Chinese-American woman's ancestors interned in the Angel Island detention center? (And did her great-grandfather die there?) And what's the story about a Japanese house that was on display in San Francisco before World War II? The detectives include appraisers Wesley Cowan and Elyse Luray, Columbia University architectural-history professor Gwendolyn Wright and University of Pennsylvania sociologist Takufu Zuberi.

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