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The Resource Chinese in the woods : logging and lumbering in the American West, Sue Fawn Chung

Chinese in the woods : logging and lumbering in the American West, Sue Fawn Chung

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Chinese in the woods : logging and lumbering in the American West
Title
Chinese in the woods
Title remainder
logging and lumbering in the American West
Statement of responsibility
Sue Fawn Chung
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Building on her path-breaking work on Chinese in mining areas of the American West, Sue Fawn Chung takes up the topic of Chinese in the nineteenth century lumber industry in this new book. Chinese immigrants were key participants in logging and lumbering, in some cases constituting as much as 90 percent of the lumbering workforce. Chung sets out the background of interest in logging in China and examines the Chinese and American labor contractors, the community organizations and networks that supported them, and some of the reasons Chinese were attracted to logging in the west. She explicates their work, lifestyle, and wages, the lumber companies that employed them, their relationship with other ethnic groups, and the reasons for their departure from this occupation, including tightening immigration restrictions. Among other findings, Chung shows that Chinese performed most of the tasks that Euro-American lumbermen did, that their salaries for the same type of work in some places were not necessarily lower than the prevailing wage for non-Asian workers and in some cases even higher, that although some were separated in their work from other ethnic groups, some developed close relationships with their fellow workers and employers, and that Chinese camp cooks were valued and paid equal or better wages than their Euro-American counterparts. When they were treated unfairly, Chinese often brought their cases before the American courts and through the legal system won the right to buy and sell timberland and to obtain equal wages in logging. Based on exhaustive archival work, this project will expand understandings of the Chinese in the West and in working class history"--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chung, Sue Fawn
Dewey number
331.6/251097809034
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Asian American experience
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lumber trade
  • Working class
  • Immigrants
  • Chinese
  • Lumbermen
  • Loggers
  • Foreign workers, Chinese
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Chinese in the woods : logging and lumbering in the American West, Sue Fawn Chung
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Early contact and migration -- Work and workers -- Carson City and Truckee : anti-Chinese activities -- Of wood and mines -- Of wood and trains
Control code
ocn921220139
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252097553
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921220139
Label
Chinese in the woods : logging and lumbering in the American West, Sue Fawn Chung
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Early contact and migration -- Work and workers -- Carson City and Truckee : anti-Chinese activities -- Of wood and mines -- Of wood and trains
Control code
ocn921220139
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252097553
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921220139

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