Here’s a lecture by Iris Chang on the history of Chinese America. She begins speaking at about 5:20, prefaces her remarks with some recent events, then turns to the 19th century.
And a short clip featuring an interview with a 1.5 generation Chinese American woman (not, as the title suggests, an ABC) who moved to Beijing for work:
This is a clip from a 1965 film titled Gumnaam which features in the opening credits sequence to Ghost World.
Paul Mason, economics editor for BBC’s Newsnight recently visited Gary, Indiana– at one time one of the great manufacturing centers of the US– and found a city without post offices, public libraries, or concert halls; basically a shell. You can see a brief clip of his report here:
He’s also written a short article for the Guardian:
“Americans have been living a middle-class lifestyle on working-class wages – and bridging the gap with credit. And it’s over.”