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The Chinese in the California mines, 1848-1860.

Stephen Williams

The Chinese in the California mines, 1848-1860.

by Stephen Williams

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Published by R and E Research Associates in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • California.
    • Subjects:
    • Chinese Americans -- California.,
    • Gold mines and mining -- California.,
    • California -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 76-85.

      StatementStanford, Calif., 1930.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF870.C5 W55 1971
      The Physical Object
      Pagination85 p.
      Number of Pages85
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4769576M
      LC Control Number78155649

        As in many other mining communities in California, the Chinese in Mono County experienced racial discrimination. In , the Bodie Railway and Lumber Company was formed to haul wood and lumber from the Mono Hills to Bodie. When Chinese Americans were hired for construction of this railroad, excited White miners met at the Miners Union Hall. Another miner works the “rocker” in Tuolumne County. The photo identified as “Feeding the Teams” shows the men, horses, and equipment involved in mining during a moment where work stopped for mealtimes. A few years later, in , a group of men commemorates the completion of part of the Cajon Canal, bringing water to Southern California.

      Northern California has a rich history of gold mining, one that dates back to when gold was first discovered along the American River. Over , people came into the state over the next few years. Several towns still have active gold mining even today, and are fun places to explore and visit. Chinese immigration exploded as news of the discovery of gold spread worldwide. Nor was California gold the only call to come here. American industry actively solicited workers from China. Chinese "worked gold mines in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana; silver mines in Nevada and Arizona; and coal mines in Utah and Wyoming" (Olsen 72).

      In California, Mining was beginning to wane after 10 years of frenzied mining and prospecting and the Comstock discovery resulted in an exodus of miners to the new district. The town of Virginia City would be built at the site of the Comstock lode, which would become one . mining industry, and employed a great many people, including many Chinese.2 (Figure 3) By California contained over 6, miles of mining ditches. Euroamerican mining companies began hiring Chinese laborers to construct mining ditches in 73 the s but apparently the number of Chinese .


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The Chinese in the California mines, 1848-1860 by Stephen Williams Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Chinese in the California mines, by Stephen Williams; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Chinese Americans, Gold mines and mining, History; Places: California. The Chinese in the California mines, (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. The Chinese in the California mines, Mining.

After gold was discovered in California, Chinese immigrants joined the ranks of gold seekers from all over the world.

But when they arrived in the gold fields, they were greeted by racial discrimination. Inthe California Legislature passed a law taxing all foreign miners 20 dollars a. Stephen Williams, The Chinese in the California Mines, — (; reprint, San Francisco, ), 4.

Thomas W. Chinn, H. Mark Lai, and Philip p. Chinese Camp is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California, United population was at the census, down from at the census. It lies in the grassy foothills of the Sierra Nevada near the southern end of California's Gold CountryCountry: United States.

Once the Chinese immigrants arrived in California, they found that the gold mountain was an illusion. Mining was uncertain work, and the gold fields were littered with disappointed prospectors and hostile locals. Work could be scarce, and new arrivals sometimes found it. The history of Chinese Americans or the history of ethnic Chinese in the United States includes three major waves of Chinese immigration to the United States, beginning in the 19th century.

Chinese immigrants in the 19th century worked as laborers, particularly on transcontinental railroads such as the Central Pacific also worked as laborers in mining, and suffered racial. The Chinese took a prominent part in the parades in celebration of the admission of the state to the Union.

The Alta California, a San Francisco newspaper, went so far as to say, “The China Boys will yet vote at the same polls, study at the same schools, and bow at the same altar as our countrymen.” Their cleanliness, unobtrusiveness and.

Graphs Showing Miners' Wages and Value of Gold Production, In the early days of the Gold Rush, a miner could earn a typical year’s wages in a few days.

With so much cash on hand, stores and boarding houses charged unheard-of prices for food, shelter and supplies. Chinese immigrants first arrived in San Francisco in By the end of the s, they made up one-fifth of the population in the Southern Mines.

These 14 Rare Photos Show Northern California’s Mining History Like Never Before The California Gold Rush put Northern California on the map when John Marshall discovered gold in in Coloma. We’ve all heard what happened next – the wild and woeful years of the Gold Rush when miners headed out west in droves to strike it rich, with.

California enters the Union. more t Chinese immigrants have come to America, all but 17 arriving at San Francisco to join in the search for gold. even in the remotest mining camp. The Chinese in the California Mines: San Francisco: R and E Research Associates, San Francisco: R and E Research Associates, Wyman, Mark.

They have the potential to inspire a more serious investigation into early trans-Pacific interaction. To date, Ruskamp has identified over 82 petroglyphs matching unique ancient Chinese scripts not only at multiple sites in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but also nearby in Arizona, as well as in Utah, Nevada, California, Oklahoma, and Ontario.

The history of Chinese people in Early California: The earliest documented arrival of significant numbers of Chinese people in California, dates from the middle of the nineteenth century. Gold was discovered on the American River east of Sacramento, California early invery near the modern day city limits of Placerville.

The California gold rush was not merely an American happening--it was a world event. Many mines, especially in the south, were worked by foreigners who came solely for the gold. Chinese, Chileans, Mexicans, Irish, Germans, French, and Turks all sought their fortune in California.

Inthere were only thirty-two quartz mines in California, but by there were as many as and a larger number of stamp mills and arrastras for extracting the gold from the quartz. Byquartz mining accounted for 31 percent of the dollars value of all gold mined in California. REFERENCES [1] Mae H. Boggs, My Playhouse Was a Concord Coach (Oakland, ), p.

Quoted from the Jissue of the Sacramento Union. [2] Ira B. Cross, A History of the Labor Movement in California (Berkeley, ), p Quoted from the May 1,issue of the New York Tribune.

[3] Alexander Saxton, "The Army of Canton in the High Sierra," Pacific Historical Review, Vol. The first federal census conducted in California in countedresidents--population had almost tripled since While gold mining was still an important factor in the state economy, Californians were finding other ways to earn a living.

By the mid s, the state's farms had made California self-sufficient in raising wheat. Cattle ranching flourished, and bylocal ranches.

The Chinese Exclusion Act of barred Chinese immigrants from entering the United States, Chinese resident aliens from citizenship and Chinese workers. Discrimination lingered within the mining camps as whites chased off and assaulted Chinese, Mexican, and Chilean newcomers.

The newly formed State Legislature even levied a .Get this from a library! The history of the gold discoveries in the southern mines of California's mother lode gold belt as told by the newspapers and miners, [Lewis J Swindle].Chinese immigration can be divided into three periods:, and to the present.

The first period began shortly after the California Gold Rush and ended abruptly with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of