The question of the essay is:
What is the reality of California as a “free state”? How were African Americans, Native Americans, and Chinese immigrants treated in California as a labor source? How does this contradict state and national law? In your opinion, how does Smith’s book dispel the myth of the Western, hard-working American dream? Why?
You must use as a source:
Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction by Stacey L.