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The True Story of Ah Jake: Language, Labor, and Justice in Late-Nineteenth-Century Sierra County, California

Mae M. Ngai

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how the issues of language, labor, and justice intertwined in the murder trial of Ah Jake, a Chinese gold miner in nineteenth-century California. The focus is on the transcript ... More


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