"Independent of the Unskilled Chinaman": Race, Labor, and Family Farming in California's Santa Clara Valley

Tsu, Cecilia
December 2006
Western Historical Quarterly;Winter2006, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p474
Academic Journal
This study of boosterism and everyday agricultural labor practices in the Santa Clara Valley during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries reveals how the presence of Chinese immigrants in rural California forced white growers to reconceptualize the cherished family farm ideal in a new racial framework.


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