San Francisco to Bodie: Nellie Cashman and the Union
by P. K. Malone
This three-year window into California labor history first shows Nellie Cashman attempting to support herself in the swirling currents of San Francisco’s sour economy, undigested immigrants, and Chinese labor exclusion. Later, in an astonishing Fourth of July celebration, Bodie demonstrated the making of Americans in the mining camps of the West. Then a labor-management explosion gave a brief but important victory to a wrathful union.