CALIFORNIA AND THE COMING OF THE FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT

Sheila M. Skjeie and Ralph E. Shaffer

VOL. I

CALIFORNIA, RACISM, AND THE FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT: 1849-1870

Sheila M. Skjeie

Copyright 2005

CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I—GOD’S OWN IMAGE

CHAPTER II—STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND

CHAPTER III—THE OVERMASTERING QUESTION

CHAPTER IV—POST-CIVIL WAR POLITICS

CHAPTER V—THE ELECTION OF 1867

CHAPTER VI—CONGRESS AND THE FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT

CHAPTER VII—CHEAP LABOR AND THE POLITICS OF PREJUDICE

CHAPTER VIII—THE SEAL OF CONDEMNATION

CONCLUSION

APPENDICES:
The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments
The Burlingame Treaty
Excerpt from Reverend John J. Moore’s Address, California State Convention of Colored Citizens, 1865
John Chinaman’s Soliloquy
An Advertisement
Senate Joint Resolution No. 9, 1962



VOL. II


IMPLEMENTING THE FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT IN CALIFORNIA: 1870

Ralph E. Shaffer

Copyright 2005

CONTENTS:

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I—RATIFICATION CELEBRATIONS

CHAPTER II—DEMOCRATS OBSTRUCT REGISTRATION

CHAPTER III—AT LAST, THE BALLOT

EPILOGUE