Many Ways of Working: Archaeological Methods at the Arboretum Chinese Quarters, Stanford, California
Author(s): Christopher Lowman
Farmers, gardeners, builders, cooks, janitors, launderers, restaurant-owners: the Chinese diaspora community in nineteenth century Stanford, California, was made up of men, and a few women, who took on many ways of working to support themselves, their families, and their communities. Their integral role in the development of the Bay Area’s infrastructure is sometimes obscured because of systematic exclusion, destruction, and erasure in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Because of this, sites outside of major urban centers are often invisible. However, using a combination of oral history, archival research, and archaeological methods including remote sensing, survey, and excavation, the Chinese Arboretum Quarters project pieced together the way a Chinese community, outside of a Chinatown, lived, worked, and survived in an era of racialized immigration restriction.
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Many Ways of Working: Archaeological Methods at the Arboretum Chinese Quarters, Stanford, California. Christopher Lowman. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443497)
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