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Unformatted text preview: 1856 – vigilance committee – anglo-Am (conservative) vs newly arrived Americans (liberal) o Elaborate operation o Established government in SF • 1876 – 3 rd time – new vigilance committee o generally troubled decade – France fought Germany o RR strike – rare that fed troops are ordered out against RR strikers o Bank collapse -1873 o Depression in NY o Failure of Bank of CA • California expected to boom after RR built – but it didn’t and immigration withered • Chinese blamed for depression – 1871 – 18 chinese men lynched o 1870s – seething below surface of CA • Vast land of CA – in hands of a few very rich people (wealth status created in CA o Deep social envy based on class • 1877 – 4000 conservative business SF vs working men rallying o trying to sack businesses that employ chinese • Constitution is VERY long – CA remains empty • 1879 – Progress and Poverty – Henry george • •...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course HIST 240g taught by Professor Starr during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07