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

Label
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
Author
Subject
Genre
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chung, Sue Fawn
Dewey number
331.6/251097809034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD 8081 .C5 C47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Asian American experience
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign workers, Chinese
  • Loggers
  • Lumbermen
  • Chinese
  • Immigrants
  • Working class
  • Lumber trade
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • Chinese
  • Economic history
  • Ethnic relations
  • Foreign workers, Chinese
  • Immigrants
  • Loggers
  • Lumber trade
  • Lumbermen
  • Working class
  • West United States
Label
Chinese in the woods : logging and lumbering in the American West, Sue Fawn Chung
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early contact and migration -- Work and workers -- Carson City and Truckee : anti-Chinese activities -- Of wood and mines -- Of wood and trains
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780252039447
Lccn
2015006371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904755833
  • (OCoLC)ocn904755833
Label
Chinese in the woods : logging and lumbering in the American West, Sue Fawn Chung
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early contact and migration -- Work and workers -- Carson City and Truckee : anti-Chinese activities -- Of wood and mines -- Of wood and trains
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780252039447
Lccn
2015006371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904755833
  • (OCoLC)ocn904755833

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