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Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Sue Fawn Chung

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Though recognized for their work in the mining and railroad industries, the Chinese also played a critical role in the nineteenth-century lumber trade. This book continues an examination of the ... More


Conclusion

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter discusses the departure of the Chinese from their involvement in lumbering, years after making a significant contribution to the building of the American West. In the 1880s ... More


Carson City and Truckee: Anti-Chinese Activities

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines anti-Chinese activities in two towns: Carson City in Nevada and Truckee in California. Anti-Chinese movements emerged when it became clear to Euro-Americans that the Chinese ... More


Introduction

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the role of the Chinese in the lumber trade in the American West during the late nineteenth century, with a focus on the Sierra Nevada in the 1870s to 1890s. It looks at Chinese ... More


Early Contact and Migration

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the early contact between Chinese and Americans, the lumber trade, the Chinese immigration to the American West, the recruitment of workers to North America, chain migration, ... More


Work and Workers

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the number of Chinese workers, the types of jobs they performed, and their lived experiences. From the 1860s to the 1890s, Chinese immigrants comprised 70 percent to 100 ... More


Of Wood and Mines

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the link between mining and logging in the American West. It considers how the gold rush in California triggered new discoveries of mining areas in neighboring states of Nevada ... More


Of Wood and Trains

Sue Fawn Chung

in Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the employment of Chinese laborers in the construction of railroads, primarily to cut trees in order to clear the roads, make ties, and provide fuel for the trains. The ... More


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