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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.