California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction
Stacey L. Smith
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Subject: History, Social Science | University of North Carolina
Print ISBN: 9.78E+12
eBook ISBN: 9781469607696
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.