Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

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Though recognized for their work in the mining and railroad industries, the Chinese also played a critical role in the nineteenth-century lumber trade. Sue Fawn Chung continues her acclaimed examination of the impact of Chinese immigrants on the American West by bringing to life the tensions, towns, and lumber camps of the Sierra Nevada during a boom period of economic expansion. Chinese workers labored as woodcutters and flume-herders, lumberjacks and loggers. Exploding the myth of the Chinese as a docile and cheap labor ...

Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West 2015, University of Illinois Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780252039447

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