Cletus E., Bitter Harvest: A History of California Farmworkers,
1870-1941 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1981).
Overview of farmworker organizing in Califonria.
Roger, Asian America: Chinese and Japanese in the United
States since 1850 (Seattle: University of Washington
Press, 1988). Overview of Asian American history.
Roger, The Politics of Prejudice: The Anti-Japanese Movement
in California and the Struggle for Japanese Exclusion
(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1962). Includes
analysis of the role of U.S. union leaders agitating for
exclusion of Japanese immigrants.
Rajani K., Hindustani Workers on the Pacific Coast
(Berlin: W. De Gruyter, 1923). Overview of laborers from
India working on the Pacific Coast.
Alan and Joe William Trotter, Jr., "Race and Class,"
Labor History 35:4 (Fall 1994):486-494. Review of
scholarship on U.S. labor movement.
Gavan, Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands
(Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1968; reprinted
in 1971). Includes information on labor struggles of early
Shusheng, "Chinese Americans: A Review of Their Past
and Present," Beijing Review 31 (July 4, 1988):34-36.
Includes information on ways early Chinese immigrants organized
against racism in America.
Vera, Arleen, "Without Parallel: The Local 7 Deportation
Cases, 1949-1955," Amerasia Journal 20:2 (1994):1-25.
Filipino immigrant labor leaders fight for justice and against
Howard, Anti-Filipino Movements in California: A History,
Bibliography and Study Guide (San Francisco: R &
E Research Associates, 1976). Anti-Filipino agitation, especially
from union leaders.
Howard, "The Filipino Labor Union: The Salinas Lettuce
Strike of 1934," Amerasia Journal 5:2 (1978):1-22.
Role of Filipino immigrants in fighting for justice.
Howard, Violence in the Fields: California Filipino Farm
Labor Unionism during the Great Depression (Saratoga:
Century Twenty One Publishing, 1980). Overview of historical
farm labor struggles in California.
Howard, "The Watsonville Anti-Filipino Riot of 1930:
A Case Study of the Great Depression and Ethnic Conflict
in California," Southern California Quarterly
61:3 (1979). Anti-Filipino violence by white workers.
Los Angeles, 1937-1943. A semi-monthly published in Los
Angeles and edited by Shuji Fujii.
Masayo Umezawa, The Japanese Conspiracy: The Oahu Sugar
Strike of 1920 (Berkeley: University of California Press,
1994). Analysis of the largest strike in Hawaiian history.
1886 Chinese Labor Boycott in Los Angeles," Gum
Saan Journal 8:2 (June 1985). Anti-Chinese agitation
by early American union leaders.
Sue Kunitomi, Arthur A. Hansen, and Betty Kulberg Mitson,
eds., Manzanar Martyr: An Interview with Harry Y. Ueno
(Fullerton: Oral History Program, California State University,
Fullerton, 1986). Information about the Mess Hall Workers
Union at Manzanar concentration camp during World War II.
Yen Le, "Colonial Oppression, Labour Importation, and
Group Formation: Filipinos in the United States," Ethnic
and Racial Studies 19:1 (1996). Focuses on pre-World
War II Filipino agricultural laborers.
Studies Oral History Project, 1924 Filipino Strike
(Honolulu: Ethnic Studies Oral History Project, University
of Hawaii, Manoa, June 1979). Oral histories of strike
Studies Oral History Project, Life Histories of Native
Hawaiians (Honolulu: Ethnic Studies Oral History Project,
University of Hawaii, Manoa, November 1978). Includes
perspectives on sugarcane plantations.
Studies Oral History Project, Uchinanchu: A History of
Okinawans in Hawaii (Honolulu: Ethnic Studies Oral History
Project, University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1981). Includes
oral histories of early sugar plantation workers.
Studies Oral History Project, Waialuua and Haleiwa: The
People Tell Their Story (Honolulu: Ethnic Studies Oral
History Project, University of Hawaii, 1980). Interviews
of plantation workers.
Studies Oral History Project, Women Workers in Hawaiis
Pineapple Industry, two volumes (Honolulu: Ethnic Studies
Oral History Project, University of Hawaii, Manoa,
June 1979). Interviews of plantation workers.
Writers Project, Unionization of Filipinos in California
Agriculture (Oakland: Federal Writers Project,
1939. Includes information about Filipino immigrant labor
struggles in the agricultural fields.
of Japanese Labor in Hawaii, The Controversy between
Japanese Labor and the Sugar Planters of Hawaii (Honolulu:
Federation of Japanese Labor in Hawaii, 1920). Efforts
of Japanese immigrant plantation to fight for better wages
and working conditions.
of Japanese Labor in Hawaii, The Voice of Labor
in Hawaii (Honolulu: Federation of Japanese Labor in
Hawaii, 1920). Perspectives of Japanese immigrant
Stacy A., "Boycott in Butte: Organized Labor and the
Chinese Community, 1986-97," Montana 37:1 (1987):34-47.
Anti-Chinese agitation by early American union leaders.
Patricia M., "The 1938 National Dollar Store Strike,"
Asian American Review 2:1 (1975):182-200. Chinese
American retail workers organize for justice and dignity.
Stephen Anthony, "Western Law, Plantation Practice,
and the Development of Filipino Working-Class Consciousness
in Hawaii," M.A. thesis, University of Hawaii
at Manoa, 1992. Information about Filipino labor struggles
Dana, "Race Relations and the Seattle Labor Movement,
1915-1925," Pacific Northwest Quarterly 86:1
(Winter 1994/95):35-44. Covers Japanese immigrants, African
Americans and the Seattle labor movement.
Joel S., "Boot and Shoemakers in19th Century San Francisco,
1860-1892: A Study of Class, Culture, Ethnicity, and Popular
Protest in an Industrializing Community," Ph.D. dissertation,
University of California, Irvine, 1984. Anti-Asian agitation
among white workers.
Chris, "Asian American Labor History: What Do We Do?"
Amerasia Journal 26:1 (2000):181-205. Overview of
research by Asian American labor historians.
Chris, "Asian American Labor History and Historical
Interpretation," Labor History 35:4 (Fall 1994):524-546.
Situates work of Asian American labor historians in the
larger framework of critical issues facing labor history.
Chris, Organizing Asian American Labor: The Pacific Coast
Canned-Salmon Industry, 1870-1942 (Philadelphia: Temple
University Press, 1994). Labor organizing among Chinese,
Filipino, and Japanese immigrants in the Pacific Coast fishing
Paul A., "Gilbraltar of Unionism: Women, Blacks, and
the Anti-Chinese Movement in Butte, Montana," Southwest
Economy and Society (1984):3-13. Role of anti-Chinese
racism in the forging of American unions.
Lawrence H., Hawaii Pono: A Social History (New York:
Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961). Focus on critical role
of unions in the development of politics in Hawaii.
Lawrence H., "Two Faces of Capitalism," Journal
of American Ethnic History 6:2 (1987):56-62. Review
essay concerning Asian immigrant workers.
Arthur I., The Koreans in Hawaii: An Annotated Bibliography
(Honolulu: Social Science Research Institute, University
of Hawaii, 1970). Includes citations relating to Korean
immigrant laborers on Hawaiian plantations.
Martha Mabie, "Working on White Womanhood: White Working
Women in the San Francisco Anti-Chinese Movement, 1877-1890,"
Journal of Social History 33:1 (1999):73-95. Impact
of anti-Chinese immigrant agitation on white working womens
Emma, "Issei: The First Women," Asian Women
(Berkeley: Asian Women, 1971). Through personal stories
of early immigrants, the author describes the experiences,
including work, of early Japanese immigrant women.
Evelyn Nakano, "The Dialectics of Wage Work: Japanese-American
Women and Domestic Service, 1905-1940," Feminist
Studies 6:3 (1980):432-471. Concentration of Japanese
American women in domestic work.
Evelyn Nakano, "From Servitude to Service Work: Historical
Continuities in the Racial Division of Paid Reproductive
Labor," Signs 18:1 (1992):1-43. Concentration
of Japanese American women in domestic work.
Evelyn Nakano, Issei, Nisei, War Bride: Three Generations
of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service (Philadelphia:
Temple University Press, 1986). Includes analyses of Japanese
American womens labor.
Clarence, Sojourners and Settlers: Chinese Migrants in
Hawaii (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press,
1980). Includes information on early labor struggles of
Chinese immigrants on Hawaiian plantations.
Alan, "Filipino Farm Workers in American History,"
Kalayaan International 1:2 (July 1971). Overview
of Filipino American labor history.
Baron, "Ethnic Groups and the Coffee Industry in Hawaii,"
Hawaiian Journal of History 16 (1982):112-124. Includes
information on labor struggles of Asian immigrants.
Donald and Jack Masson, "The Exploitation of Chinese
Labor in the Alaska Salmon Industry," Chinese America:
History and Perspectives (1990):91-106. Role of Chinese
immigrants in the salmon industry.
Donald and Jack Masson, "Filipinos in Alaska: How Pinoys
Helped Build the Worlds Largest Canned Salmon Industry,"
Ala-Ala, Journal of Filipino History and Culture 1
(1988):7-18. Role of Filipino immigrants in the Alaskan
canned salmon industry.
Andrew and Stanford M. Lyman, "An Exchange: Organized
Labor and Chinese Immigration," New Politics
29 (2000):151-167. Contrasting interpretations of attitudes
of early American unions toward Chinese immigrant workers.