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Freedom's Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Pr
Publication date August 1, 2015
Pages 324
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781469626536
ISBN-10 1469626535
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.11 lbs.
Original list price $27.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
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1 edition from Univ of North Carolina Pr (August 12, 2013)
9781469607689 | details & prices | 324 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $42.00
About: 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.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Univ of North Carolina Pr (August 1, 2015)
9781469626536 | details & prices | 324 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.11 lbs | List price $27.95
About: 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.
With Wesley Ellis | from Jove Pubns (March 1, 1989); titled "Lone Star and the Barbary Killers"
9780515099867 | details & prices | List price $2.95
This edition also contains Lone Star and the Barbary Killers
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