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

by Cecilia Tsu
in Western Historical Quarterly, Volume 37 (2006), 475-495

Abstract:
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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