Shellfish For The Celestial Empire The Rise And Fall Of Commercial Abalone Fishing In California

Author: Todd J Braje
Publisher: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 160781496X
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In the 1800s, when California was captivated by gold fever, a small group of Chinese immigrants recognized the fortune to be made from the untapped resources along the state’s coast, particularly from harvesting the black abalone of southern and Baja California. These immigrants, with skills from humble beginnings in a traditional Chinese fishing province, founded California’s commercial abalone industry, and led its growth and expansion for several decades. By the turn of the twentieth century, however, their successful livelihood was stolen from them through targeted legislation of the U.S. and California governments.

Today, the physical evidence of historical Chinese abalone fishing on the mainland has been erased by development. On California’s Channel Islands, however, remnants of temporary abalone collecting and processing camps lie scattered along the coastlines. These sites hold a treasure trove of information, stories, lifeways, and history. Braje has excavated many of these sites and uses them to explore the history of Chinese abalone fishing, presenting a microcosm of the broader history of Chinese immigrants in America—their struggles, their successes, the institutionalized racism they faced, and the unique ways in which they helped to shape the identity of the United States. 

Modern Oceans Ancient Sites

Author: Todd J Braje
Publisher: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 9780874809848
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In Modern Oceans, Ancient Sites: Archaeology and Marine Conservation on San Miguel Island, California, Todd Braje works to provide just such an understanding, bridging the divide between the archaeological record and the modern crisis.

The Death And Life Of Monterey Bay

Author: Stephen R Palumbi
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597269875
Size: 75.16 MB
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The shores of Monterey Bay revived because of human passion—passion that enlivens every page of this hopeful book.

Culture And Customs Of Taiwan

Author: Gary Marvin Davison
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313302985
Size: 27.93 MB
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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Taiwan.


Author: Marjorie Jackson
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1683223330
Size: 48.48 MB
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Come learn along with talented young author, Marjorie Jackson, in this devotional about letting our love and dedication to Jesus penetrate every area of life—our relationships, our decisions, our standards, our convictions, our priorities ...

Black Sunset

Author: Clancy Sigal
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1619028522
Size: 46.94 MB
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Black Sunset belongs to a hardboiled school that also includes Raymond Chandler and Elmore Leonard. This is a once-in-a-lifetime tale of Hollywood drama and excess, from a legendary entertainment industry insider.

Astronomy Across Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401141797
Size: 33.11 MB
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The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography.

Sacred Places North America

Author: Brad Olsen
Publisher: CCC Publishing
ISBN: 1888729198
Size: 71.39 MB
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This revised and updated comprehensive travel guide examines North America's most sacred sites for spiritually attuned explorers.


Author: Sandra E. Shumway
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
ISBN: 0444504826
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Since the publication of the first edition of Scallops: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture in 1991, commercial interest in scallops has grown globally and this is reflected in the seventeen extensive chapters covering both fisheries and ...