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Freedom's Frontier: California and the Struggle Over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction

Stacey L. Smith
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
Language
English
Variant Title
California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction
ISBN
9781469607689 (cloth : alk. paper), 1469607689 (cloth : alk. paper)
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.
Description
xiv, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-310) and index.
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