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The Resource Organizing Asian American labor : the Pacific Coast canned-salmon industry, 1870-1942, Chris Friday

Organizing Asian American labor : the Pacific Coast canned-salmon industry, 1870-1942, Chris Friday

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Organizing Asian American labor : the Pacific Coast canned-salmon industry, 1870-1942
Title
Organizing Asian American labor
Title remainder
the Pacific Coast canned-salmon industry, 1870-1942
Statement of responsibility
Chris Friday
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1870 and 1942, people of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino ancestry toiled in the salmon canneries on coastal bays and streams from central California to western Alaska. Successive generations of Asian immigrants and Asian Americans formed the predominant body of workers in an industry that played a central role in the economic growth of the western states and territories. This book traces the shifts in the ethnic and gender composition of the cannery labor market from its origins through its decline and examines the workers' creation of work cultures and social communities. Resisting the label of cheap laborer, these Asian American workers established formal and informal codes of workplace behavior, negotiated with contractors and recruiters, and formed alliances to organize the workforce. Whether he is discussing Japanese women workers' sharing of child care responsibilities or the role of Filipino workers in establishing the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Chris Friday portrays Asian and Asian American workers as people who, while enduring oppressive restrictions, continually attempted to shape their own lives
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Asian American history and culture
Organizing Asian American labor : the Pacific Coast canned-salmon industry, 1870-1942, Chris Friday
Label
Organizing Asian American labor : the Pacific Coast canned-salmon industry, 1870-1942, Chris Friday
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt14bs8jc
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Fecund Possibilities" for Issei and Nisei
  • 6.
  • From Factionalism to "One Filipino Race"
  • 7.
  • Indispensable Allies
  • 8.
  • A Fragile Alliance
  • 1.
  • The Spawning Grounds
  • 2.
  • "Satisfaction in Every Case": Cannery Work and the Contract System
  • 3.
  • Cannery Communities, Cannery Lives
  • 4.
  • Competitors for the Chinese
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1 online resource (viii, 276 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781439903797
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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