This Bittersweet Soil: The Chinese in California Agriculture, 1860-1910

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9780520053762: This Bittersweet Soil: The Chinese in California Agriculture, 1860-1910

Based on prodigious research, this book chronicles the activities of the thousands of Chinese agricultural pioneers and entrepreneurs who helped make California the nation's premier agricultural state.

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Sucheng Chan is Professor of History and Director of Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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The role of the Chinese in California agriculture during the later decades of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century was an integral aspect of the agricultural history of the western United States. Although the number of Chinese involved in agricultural occupations at one time never exceeded 6000 to 7000 workers, their lack of numbers does not diminish their impact. Author Chan, of Chinese origin, has made extensive use of census records and county archival sources to produce the first full history of the Chinese in California agriculture. This is her first of a planned two-volume set. The second volume will focus on Japanese farmers from 1890 until their placement in relocation camps. Her book represents a significant accomplishment in agricultural history. Highly recommended for all research collections. Boyd Childress, Auburn Univ. Lib., Ala.
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