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001    on1048936296 
003    OCoLC 
005    20191002143528.0 
008    181018t20192019nyua     b    001 0 eng c 
010      2018039985 
019    1099797205 
020    9781101875261|q(hardcover) 
020    1101875267|q(hardcover) 
020    |z9781101875278|qelectronic book 
035    (OCoLC)1048936296|z(OCoLC)1099797205 
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050 00 HQ316.S4|bS55 2019 
082 00 306.3/620979461|223 
100 1  Siler, Julia Flynn,|eauthor. 
245 14 The white devil's daughters :|bthe women who fought 
       slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown /|cJulia Flynn Siler.
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bAlfred A. Knopf,|c2019. 
264  4 |c©2019 
300    xii, 423 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
336    still image|bsti|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "This is a Borzoi Book." 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-406) and 
       index. 
505 0  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." 
520    "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"--|cProvided by publisher. 
610 20 Occidental Mission Home|xHistory. 
650  0 Human trafficking|zCalifornia|zSan Francisco. 
650  0 Social work with prostitutes|zCalifornia|zSan Francisco
       |xHistory. 
650  0 Chinese|zCalifornia|zSan Francisco|xHistory. 
650  0 Women abolitionists|zUnited States|xHistory. 
650  7 Chinese.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00857169 
650  7 Emigration and immigration.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00908690 
650  7 Human trafficking.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01739818 
650  7 Social work with prostitutes.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01123546 
650  7 Women abolitionists.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01177039 
650  7 Chinese.|2sears 
650  7 Abolitionists.|2sears 
651  0 United States|xEmigration and immigration|xHistory. 
651  4 California|zSan Francisco. 
651  4 United States. 
651  7 California|zSan Francisco.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204481 
651  7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155 
651  7 United States|xImmigration and emigration.|2sears 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aSiler, Julia Flynn, author.|tWhite 
       devil's daughters|bFirst edition.|dNew York : Alfred A. 
       Knopf, 2019|z9781101875278|w(DLC)  2018054367 
914    MID.b26138499 
994    C0|bWHP 
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