ASA Labor and Settlement

ASA Labor and Settlement - ASA 1 1850-1924- 30,000 Chinese...

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1850-1924-- 30,000 Chinese came to mainland and Hawaii. Most under credit ticket system Angel Island Gold Rush—Attracted many Chinese.
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Small merchant class develops. After gold depleted, work found in building transcontinental railroad. 1869--Central Pacific Railroad ends at Utah. Golden Spike Ceremony– Chinese left out.
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Chinese paid less than white workers Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker– made a fortune. Chinese took on the most difficult and dangerous work. Strike to gain higher wages. Crocker broke the strike.
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Chinese built foundation of CA’s agricultural industry. Sacramento delta. By 1870, 18% of all CA farm laborers were Chinese. In Sacramento CA, they were 80%. white labor resentment.
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Stores, restaurants, laundries. 1870– Chinese pop. in SF had grown to 12,000 Race based differential wage system. Chinese always paid less
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1875 Page Law– Prohibited entry of Asian contract laborers and prostitutes. Created bachelor societies. 1870– 61% of 3,500 Chinese women were “prostitutes.” By 1880, 46% were “housekeepers.”
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As early as 1858, CA proposed anti- immigration act. 1879– Pres. Hayes openly argues for keeping Chinese out. 1882– Law suspends entry of Chinese laborers (except for merchants, students, teachers, diplomats) for 10 years. Extended in 1892, then in 1902. Made indefinite by 1904.
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course ASA 001 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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ASA Labor and Settlement - ASA 1 1850-1924- 30,000 Chinese...

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