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Beasts of the Field A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769-1913

ISBN-10: 0804738807

ISBN-13: 9780804738804

Edition: 2004

Authors: Richard Steven Street

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 4/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 936
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Foundations in Conquest
In the Nets of Heaven: The Campesino on the Spanish Frontier
Bird Herders, Stirrup Boys, and Naked Winemakers: Assembling a Labor Force
Always Trembling With Fear: Controlling Mission Farmworkers
No Longer Keep Us By Force: Accommodation and Resistance Among Mission Field Hands
The Meaning of Free Labor
Not Free to Be Idle: Life and Labor on the Mexican Ranchos and American Farms
To the Highest Bidder: Native Field Hands and Gold Rush Agriculture
They Have Filled Our Jails and Graveyards: The Decline of Indian Labor
Golden Harvest
Between the Teeth of the Cylinder: The Emergence of Migratory Labor and Farm Technology
Open-Air Factories: Industrialization of Labor on the Bonanza Wheat Farms
Hell's Fury and Liquid Fire: The Coarse Culture of Wheat Harvesters and Threshers
Immigrants from the East
Trustworthy Laborers: Chinese Infiltration into Irrigated Agriculture
Bought Like Any Other Commodity: China Bosses and Gang Labor
The Chinese Must Go! Community, Chinatowns, and the Anti-Chinese Movement
More Manpower from a Pint of Rice: Sugar Beets, Short-Handled Hoes, and Chinese Exclusion
Snapping Their Fingers in Our Faces: Human Pesticides, Labor Shortages, Child Labor, and the Response to Exclusion
Worn out, Bent, and Discouraged: Chinese Labor (Almost) Disappears from the Fields
Japanese Farmworkers
Running From Vine to Vine: Japanese Farmworkers and the Beginning of Labor Militancy
Blood Spots on the Moon: The 1903 Oxnard Sugar Beet Workers Strike
Exact Everything Possible: Keiyaku-nin, Mexicans, Sikhs, and the Quest for Labor Stability
Handle the Fruit Like Eggs! The Japanese Shift from Field-Workers to Farmers
Bindlemen
Blinky Joe, Red Mike, and Hobo Sam: Bindlemen on the Move
As Rotten as Ever: Jungle Camps, Slave Markets, and the Main Stem
The Privilege of Quitting: Death, Discontent, and Alienation
I've Been Robbed: The Struggle to Organize Farmworkers
Abbreviations
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index