The Indispensable Enemy: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California

Unlimited The Indispensable Enemy: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California - by Alexander Saxton - The Indispensable Enemy: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California, The Indispensable Enemy Labor and the Anti Chinese Movement in California The purpose of this study is to examine the Chinese confrontation on the Pacific Coast as it was experienced and rationalized by the white majority For reasons which will be evident in what follows
  • Title: The Indispensable Enemy: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California
  • Author: Alexander Saxton
  • ISBN: 9780520029057
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback

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The Indispensable Enemy: Labor and the Anti-Chinese Movement in California

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  1. Nineteenth century labor writers and orators framed the justification for hostility to Chinese immigrants with the cheap labor argument Chinese workers, whether from some inherent cultural or racial characteristic or by cause of the system of labor contracts that brought them to America, were willing to work for far lower wages than white workers These low wage demands plus the seeming endless supply of manpower from mainland China would lead to an ever cheapening of labor eventually overwhelmin [...]


  2. Local history is interesting and populism is interesting, and is also currently relevant for obvious reasons Saxton tells the story of the power struggles among whites in California after the Civil War including labor unionists, socialists, demagogues, career politicians, Democrats, Republicans and third partiers, reformers, radicals, the unemployed, the skilled and unskilled, immigrants, large and small business owners and managers, et al regarding Chinese immigrants, mostly indentured workers [...]


  3. For a book published in the 70s this holds up really really well and while i don t think a book on how racism specifically institutionalized anti Chinese racism shaped the politics and labor movement of the West Coast is exactly world shattering news unless you are some sort of political position devoted to lauding the working class but it is well written and has that particular historical number crunching that i find particularly enjoyable Also has a fairly open breakdown of how appealing to ra [...]


  4. Important interpretation of the West and an early study of anti Chinese racism Saxton s prose is eloquent though I expected a bit history from below Maybe just a methodological difference It s a bit dry toward the end, filled with political history Damn, though, I do like parts of his writing style Very difficult to use though His sentences just mocked my own whenever I had to refer to it.


  5. Extremely dry, though perhaps not by academic history standards, especially in the history of labour Still really interesting though, and really good for growing your depth of perspective on the labour issues of the 19th century Because, you know, everyone wants to do that, of course.



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