An Aristocracy of Color: Race and Reconstruction in California and the West, 18500

An Aristocracy of Color: Race and Reconstruction in California and the West, 18500

by D. Michael Bottoms

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806146492
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Series: Race and Culture in the American West Series , #5
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

D. Michael Bottoms earned his doctorate in United States history at the University of California–Los Angeles and has taught at UCLA, the University of Puget Sound, George Mason University, and, most recently, Whitman College.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 "Every Colored Man Is the Victim": Race and the Right to Be Heard in California's Courts, 1851?1872 14

2 The Apostasy of Henry Huntley Haight: Race, Reconstruction, and the Return of the Democracy in California, 1865?1870 55

3 "The Most Satanic Hate": Racial Segregation and Reconstruction in California Schools 95

4 "Wa Shing and His Tireless Fellows": Chinese Laundries and the Reconstruction of the Chinese Race 136

5 The Chinese Must Go!": The Twin Careers of Exclusion and Expulsion 169

Conclusion 202

Notes 209

Bibliography 241

Index 257

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