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

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

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Freedom's frontier: : California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction
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Freedom's frontier:
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California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction
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Stacey L. Smith
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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 semibound labor systems: African American slavery, American Indian indenture, Latino and Chinese contract labor, and a brutal sex traffic in bound Indian and Chinese women. Using untapped legislative and court records, Smith reconstructs 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
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Midwest
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Smith, Stacey L
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331.11/730979409034
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non fiction
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  • Maathai
  • Slave labor
  • Electronic books
  • California
  • California
  • Slavery
  • Labor
  • California
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adult
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Freedom's frontier: : California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction, Stacey L. Smith, (ebook)
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9781469607696
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719268
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11719268
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MWT11719268
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Freedom's frontier: : California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction, Stacey L. Smith, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469607696
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719268
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719268
System control number
MWT11719268
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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