Michael, Institutional Racism: The Case of Hawaii
(Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1992). Analysis of racism
Micheal P., "Labor History and the New Migration History:
A Review Essay," International Labor and Working
Class History 54 (Fall 1998):57-79. Overview of impact
of transnationalism on new intepertations of labor history.
Laborers Association, Facts About the Strike on
Sugar Plantations in Hawaii (Honolulu: Hawaii
Laborers Association, 1920). Workers perspectives
on labor conditions on Hawaiian sugar plantations.
Grace E., "Early History of the Labor Movement in Los
Angeles," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania,
1949. Information on anti-Chinese agitation in 1885 and
Herbert, "Anti-Oriental Agitation and the Rise of Working-Class
Racism," Society 10:2 (1973):43-54. Analysis
of impact of anti-Asian sentiments on shaping white racism
among U.S. workers.
Herbert, "In the Age of Gompers and After Racial
Practices of Organized Labor," New Politics
4 (1965). Impact of anti-Asian racism on the development
of U.S. unions.
Herbert, "Race and Ethnicity in Organized Labor: The
Historical Sources of Resistance to Affirmative Action,"
Journal of Intergroup Relations 12 (Winter 1984).
Roots of contemporary opposition of some unions to affirmative
action are in the exclusion policies of early unions against
workers of color in the U.S.
Okinawa Club, trans. by Kobashigawa, History of the Okinawans
in North America (Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies
Center, 1988). Includes information on labor organizing
by early Okinawan immigrants.
Marlon K., Songs of Gold Mountain: Cantonese Rhymes from
San Francisco Chinatown (Berkeley: University of California
Press, 1987). Includes personal perspectives of early Chinese
Shirley, "Working in a Cannery," Asian Women
(Berkeley: Asian Women, 1971). Working conditions in a cannery.
Kee Chak, "There Is No Reason or Justice," Nation
(January 23, 1924). Protest from the Chinese Seamens
Union about the random imprisonment of members of the Industrial
Workers of the World (IWW).
Andrew, "The Hidden History of Asian-American Activism
in New York City," Social Policy 28:4 (Summer
1998):23-31. The "hidden history" includes early
Chinese immigrant activists and Asian American activists
Langzheng, narrator, Lianyi She sheshi (History of
the Lien Yi Society), edited by Kuang Xiaoan (Hong
Kong: Yisheng Chubanshe, 1971). History of an organization
of Chinese seamen with branches throughout the world.
June Moon, "The First Attempt to Obtain Korean Laborers
for Hawaii, 1896-1897," in Kim, Hung-chan, ed., The
Korean Diaspora (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 1977). Information
on the working lives of early Korean immigrants.
Yamato, Japanese in the United States (Stanford:
publisher, 1932). Overview of early history of Japanese
Yuji, Ameyuki-san: Japanese Prostitutes in Nineteenth-Century
America," Amerasia Journal 4:1 (1977). Analyzes
the labor exploitation of the first Japanese women in the
Yuji, "Asian Immigrant Coal Miners and the United Mine
Workers of America: Race and Class at Rock Springs, Wyoming,
1907," Amerasia Journal 6:2 (1979):1-24. Union
leaders confront challenge of dealing with Japanese immigrant
Yuji, "A Buried Past: Early Issei Socialists and the
Japanese Community," Amerasia Journal (1971).
Activities of early Japanese immigrant socialists, including
Yuji, compiler, A Buried Past: An Annotated Bibliography
of the Japanese American Research Project Collection
(Los Angeles: 1974). Research holdings include materials
on early labor struggles of Japanese immigrants.
Yuji, "A Historian by Happenstance," Amerasia
Journal 26:1 (2000):32-53. A reflective essay by the
foremost historian on Japanese Americans who explains how
he came to study Japanese Americans as active makers of
their own history and not objects acted upon by others.
Yuji, "An Instance of Private Japanese Diplomacy: Suzuki
Bunji, Organized American Labor, and Japanese Immigrant
Workers, 1915-1916," Amerasia Journal 10:1 (1983):1-22.
American union leaders confront the "question"
of Japanese immigrant workers.
Yuji, The Issei: The World of the First Generation Japanese
Immigrants, 1885-1924 (New York: New Press, 1988). The
author defines early Japanese immigrant history as essentially
a labor history and studies the early immigrants from the
perspective of actors making their own history rather than
objectives acted upon by others such as the anti-Japanese
U.S. union movement.
Yuji, Yasuo Sakata, Nobuya Tsuchida, and Eri Yasuhara, A
Buried Past: An Annotated Bibliography of the Japanese American
Research Project Collection (Berkeley: University of
California Press, 1974). Includes information about early
labor struggles of Japanese immigrants.
Yuji and Eiichiro Azuma, A Buried Past II: A Sequel to
the Annotated Bibliography of the Japanese American Research
Project Collection (Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American
Studies Center, 1999). Includes information about early
labor struggles of Japanese immigrants.
Noel, "The White Worker and the Labor Movement in Nineteenth
Century America," Race Traitor 3 (Spring 1994).
Development of white worker consciousness through racism
against workers of other races.
Kiyoshi, "Unionization and the Plantation," Social
Process in Hawaii 15 (1951). Labor struggles of Asian
Helen Havens, "The History of the Workingmens
Party of California," M.A. thesis, University of California,
Berkeley, 1919. Includes information on the Partys
anti-Asian racism toward immigrant workers.
Kazuo, Issei: A History of Japanese Immigrants
in North America (Seattle, 1973). Japanese American
history from the perspective of a researcher from Japan.
Ralph, "The Watsonville Anti-Filipino Riot of 1930:
A Case Study of the Great Depression and Ethnic Conflict
in California," Southern California Quarterly
61 (1979). Anti-Filipino violence by white workers.
J. Craig, The Politics of Insurgency: The Farm Worker
Movement in the 1960s (New York: Columbia University
Press, 1985). Overview of the formation of the United Farmworkers
Joan, Passage from India: Asian Indian Immigrants in
North America (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988).
History of immigrants from India.
Koide, Aru Zaibei Nihonjin no Kiroku, two volumes
(Tokyo: Yushindo, 1967, 1970). An autobiography of an Issei
Edward, The Hawaiian Labor Movement, A Brief History
(Boston: Bruce Hunphier, Inc., 1956). Overview of labor
struggles in Hawaii.
Leigh D., "Equal Rights and the Heathen Chinee:
Black Activism in San Francisco, 1865-1875," Western
Historical Quarterly 11 (1980). Perspectives of African
Americans on agitation by white Americans for the expulsion
and exclusion of Chinese immigrants.
Donald D. and Michael F. Miller, Hawaiis Own: A
History of the Hawaii Government Employees Association,
AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO, 1934-1984 (Honolulu: Hawaii
Government Employees Association, 1986). Summary of public
service employees union in Hawaii.
Alexander Karlin, "The Anti-Chinese Outbreak in Seattle,
1885-1886, "Pacific Historical Quarterly 39
(1948). Anti-Chinese violence by white workers.
Alexander Karlin, "The Anti-Chinese Outbreak in Tacoma,
1885," Pacific Historical Review 23 (August
1954). Violence against Chinese construction workers.
Moon-Kie, "No Whites, No Asians: Race, Marxism, and
Hawaiis Preemergent Working Class," Social
Science History 23:3 (Fall 1999):357-393. Critique of
traditional Marxist perspective on labor in Hawaii.
Denis, Denis Kearney and Relations to the Workingmens
Party of California. (San Francisco, 1878). Pamphlet
describing the anti-Chinese viewpoint of labor leader Denis
Noel, Hawaii: Islands under the Influence (New York:
Monthly Review Press, 1983). Impact of western influences
on people of Hawaii.
(The class struggle), 1928-1930. Monthly published in San
Francisco and edited by Kenmochi Sadaichi in the late 1920s.
From March 5, 1928, the title changed to Zaibei Rodo
Shimbun (The Japanese worker in America), the official
publication of the Zaibei Nihonjin Rodo Kyokai (Japanese
workers association of America). From January 10,
1930, it became a semi-monthly under a new title, Rodo
Shimbun, the official publication of the Japanese section
of the American Communist Party.
Madhavi, "Casting Labor: Empire and Indentured Migration
from India to the British Caribbean, 1837-1845," Ph.D.
dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1992. Migration
of early Indian laborers.
Nihonjin Kutsuko Domeikai, Kashu Nihonjin Kutsudo Domeikai
Kaiho (Bulletin of the California Japanese shoemakers
league) (1909). The league was founded in 1893 and headquartered
in San Francisco.
Stuart B., The Samuel Gompers Paper, vol. 1: The Making
of Union Leader, 1850-86 (Champaign: University of Illinois
Press, 1989). Includes information of the AFL leaders
sentiments opposing inclusion of Asian immigrant workers
Melinda Tria, For Justice and a Square Deal: Biography
of Pablo Manlapit, Filipino Labor Leader in Hawaii (Honolulu:
Filipino American Historical Society of Hawaii, 2000).
Profile of the Filipino immigrant leader who led the 1924
Melinda Tria, "Pablo Manlapits Fight for Justice,"
Social Process in Hawaii 33 (1991):153-168. Profile
of Filipino immigrant who led the 1924 plantation strike.
Ying-Chen, "The Chinese Garment Industry in San Francisco,"
Association of American Geographers, Annals 49:2
(June 1959). Describes organization of the garment industry.
Elaine H. and Eui-Young Yu, East to America: Korean American
Life Stories (New York: New Press, 1996). Collection
of personal life histories of Korean Americans, including
Hyung-chan and Wayne Pattterson, The Koreans in America,
1882-1974 (Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1974). Includes information
about working lives of early Korean immigrants.
David J., The Hawaiians: An Annotated Bibliography(Honolulu:
Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawaii,
1985). Includes information about the working lives of Hawaiians.
H. L., The Great Problem of the Day. The Labor Agitators;
or, the Battle for Bread. The Party of the Future; the Workingmens
Party of California (San Francisco: George W. Greene,
1879). Pamphlet; includes information about the Partys
opposition to Chinese immigrant workers.
Paul, Imin no Aiwa (An immigrants sorrowful
tale), translated by Ben Kobashigawa (Los Angeles, 1978).
An Okinawan immigrants story about life in America.
Michi, Warren S. Nishimoto, and Cynthia A. Oshiro, Hanahana:
An Oral History Anthology of Hawaiis Working People
(Honolulu: Ethnic Studies Oral History Project, University
of Hawaii, 1984). Labor struggles in Hawaii.
Roland, "The Labor Radical," in The Japanese
in Hawaii: A Century of Struggle (Honolulu: Hawaii
Hochi, 1985). Profile of Jack Kawano.
George, "Chinese Laborers and the Construction of the
Central Pacific," Utah Historical Quarterly
37 (1969). Harsh labor conditions of Chinese railroad workers.
Jiho (The union times). Bi-monthly publication from
San Francisco; the official publication of the Press Workers
Union which was organized from the strike by Nichibei
Shimbun workers in 1931.
Sing 1 (march1, 1924) and 2 (April 1, 1924). Detailed
history of the Workers League of America in San Francisco
Peter, Chinatown, N.Y.: Labor & Politics, 1930-1950
(New York, 1979). Covers the Chinese Seamens Union
and Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance.