Freedom's frontier : California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction / Stacey L. Smith.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 
xiv, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-310) and index.
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