The Resource The white devil's daughters : the fight against slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown, Julia Flynn Siler

The white devil's daughters : the fight against slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown, Julia Flynn Siler

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The white devil's daughters : the fight against slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown
Title
The white devil's daughters
Title remainder
the fight against slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown
Statement of responsibility
Julia Flynn Siler
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A revelatory history of the trafficking of young Asian girls that flourished in San Francisco during the first century of Chinese immigration (1848-1943) and the "safe house" on the edge of Chinatown that became a refuge for those seeking their freedom From 1874, a house on the edge of San Francisco's Chinatown served as a gateway to freedom for thousands of enslaved and vulnerable young Chinese women and girls. Known as the Occidental Mission Home, it survived earthquakes, fire, bubonic plague, and violence directed against its occupants and supporters--a courageous group of female abolitionists who fought the slave trade in Chinese women. With compassion and an investigative historian's sharp eyes, Siler tells the story of both the abolitionists, who challenged the corrosive, anti-Chinese prejudices of the time, and the young women who dared to flee their fate. She relates how the women who ran the house defied contemporary convention, even occasionally broke the law, by physically rescuing children from the brothels where they worked, or snatching them off the ships smuggling them in, and helped bring the exploiters to justice. She has also uncovered the stories of many of the girls and young women who came to the Mission and the lives they later led, sometimes becoming part of the home's staff themselves. A remarkable story of an overlooked part of our history, told with sympathy and vigor"--
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1960-
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Siler, Julia Flynn
Dewey number
306.3/620979461
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ316.S4
LC item number
S55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human trafficking
  • Occidental Mission Home
  • Social work with prostitutes
  • Chinese
  • Women abolitionists
  • United States
Label
The white devil's daughters : the fight against slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown, Julia Flynn Siler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Queen's room -- "The cussedest place for women" -- Reveille cry -- "No ordinary person" -- Victorian compromise -- Inked thumbprints -- The celestial quarter -- "To have a little Chinaman" -- Baiting the hook -- Life as a mui tsai -- "A worse slavery than ever uncle tom knew of " -- Dynamite -- Devil's playground -- Chinatown in tears -- Year of the rat -- Instant fame -- Municipal storm -- "Forcing me into the life" -- "I may go to sleep tonight and then find myself in hell!" -- A deathbed promise -- Taking public stands -- Pink curtain -- Courage to fight evil -- The Chinese Mark Twain -- 'Ell of a place! -- The Lord is my shepherd -- "The stress of circumstances" -- Homecomings -- Municipal crib -- Paper son -- Dragon stories -- Tiny -- Missionaries of the home -- Matchmaking -- The "joy zone" -- Fruit tramps -- "Are you wearing a mask and taking precautions?" -- Quiet defiance -- Sargy -- Bessie -- Heavens for courage -- The thwack of bouncing balls -- Little general -- Shangri-la -- Broken blossoms -- Epilogue: "Blessed Tien."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 423 pages
Isbn
9781101875261
Lccn
2018039985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2018039985
  • (OCoLC)1048936296
Label
The white devil's daughters : the fight against slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown, Julia Flynn Siler
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Queen's room -- "The cussedest place for women" -- Reveille cry -- "No ordinary person" -- Victorian compromise -- Inked thumbprints -- The celestial quarter -- "To have a little Chinaman" -- Baiting the hook -- Life as a mui tsai -- "A worse slavery than ever uncle tom knew of " -- Dynamite -- Devil's playground -- Chinatown in tears -- Year of the rat -- Instant fame -- Municipal storm -- "Forcing me into the life" -- "I may go to sleep tonight and then find myself in hell!" -- A deathbed promise -- Taking public stands -- Pink curtain -- Courage to fight evil -- The Chinese Mark Twain -- 'Ell of a place! -- The Lord is my shepherd -- "The stress of circumstances" -- Homecomings -- Municipal crib -- Paper son -- Dragon stories -- Tiny -- Missionaries of the home -- Matchmaking -- The "joy zone" -- Fruit tramps -- "Are you wearing a mask and taking precautions?" -- Quiet defiance -- Sargy -- Bessie -- Heavens for courage -- The thwack of bouncing balls -- Little general -- Shangri-la -- Broken blossoms -- Epilogue: "Blessed Tien."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 423 pages
Isbn
9781101875261
Lccn
2018039985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2018039985
  • (OCoLC)1048936296

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