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The Resource Freedom's frontier : California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction, Stacey L. Smith

Freedom's frontier : California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction, Stacey L. Smith

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Freedom's frontier : California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction
Title
Freedom's frontier
Title remainder
California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Stacey L. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most histories of the Civil War era portray the struggle over slavery as a conflict that exclusively pitted North against South, free labor against slave labor, and black against white. In Freedom's Frontier, Stacey L. Smith examines the battle over slavery as it unfolded on the multiracial Pacific Coast. Despite its antislavery constitution, California was home to a dizzying array of bound and semi-bound labor systems: African American slavery, American Indian indenture, Latino and Chinese contract labor, and brutal sex traffic in bound Indian and Chinese women. Using untapped legistlative and court records, Smith recounts the lives of California's unfree workers and documents the political and legal struggles over their destiny as the nation moved through the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction. Smith reveals that the state's anti-Chinese movement, forged in its struggle over unfree labor, reached eastward to transform federal Reconstruction policy and national race relations for decades to come. Throughout, she illuminates the startling ways in which the contest over slavery's fate included a western struggle that encompassed diverse labor systems and workers not easily classified as free or slave, black or white
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Stacey L
Dewey number
331.11/730979409034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4875.U5
LC item number
S525 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maathai
  • Slave labor
  • California
  • California
  • Slavery
  • Labor
  • California
Label
Freedom's frontier : California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction, Stacey L. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: California, free and unfree -- California bound -- Planting slavery on free soil -- Hired serfs and contract slaves: peonage, coolieism, and the struggle over "foreign miners" -- Enslaved wards and captive apprentices: controlling and contesting children's labor in 1850s California -- For purposes of labor and of lust: California's traffics in women -- Emancipating California: California's unfree labor systems in the crucible of the Civil War -- Reconstructing California, reconstructing the nation -- Conclusion: beyond north and south
Control code
1716896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 324 pages
Isbn
9781469626536
Lccn
2013001365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1716896
  • (OCoLC)826860858
Label
Freedom's frontier : California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction, Stacey L. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: California, free and unfree -- California bound -- Planting slavery on free soil -- Hired serfs and contract slaves: peonage, coolieism, and the struggle over "foreign miners" -- Enslaved wards and captive apprentices: controlling and contesting children's labor in 1850s California -- For purposes of labor and of lust: California's traffics in women -- Emancipating California: California's unfree labor systems in the crucible of the Civil War -- Reconstructing California, reconstructing the nation -- Conclusion: beyond north and south
Control code
1716896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 324 pages
Isbn
9781469626536
Lccn
2013001365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1716896
  • (OCoLC)826860858

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