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Author Smith, Stacey L.
Title Freedom's frontier : California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction / Stacey L. Smith.
Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Forced labor -- California -- History -- 19th century.
Slave labor -- California -- History -- 19th century.
California -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
California -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
Slavery -- California -- History -- 19th century.
Labor -- California -- History -- 19th century.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Social aspects.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9781469607689 1469607689 (DLC) 2013001365
ISBN 1469612712 (electronic bk.)
9781469612713 (electronic bk.)
9781469607689 (cloth : alk. paper)
1469607689 (cloth : alk. paper)
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