Charles V. Stuart: A Solitary Voice at California's Constitutional Convention

28 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2008

Date Written: January 29, 2008

Abstract

This article tells the story of Charles V. Stuart, delegate to the California Constitutional Convention of 1878-79, the only member of the Convention who spoke up in defense of the Chinese immigrants who were working in the state's mines and fields. Stuart, who led the first mule train to California in 1849, was the founder of the town of Glen Ellen, California, and today is little remembered for his courageous stand against bigotry at the state's second constitutional convention

Keywords: California Constitutional Convention, Chinese-Americans, Charles V. Stuart

Suggested Citation

Sandefur, Timothy, Charles V. Stuart: A Solitary Voice at California's Constitutional Convention (January 29, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1088544 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1088544

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