[...] these archaeologists frequently do not perform the archival work necessary for adequate treatment of potential archaeological remains with legal significance under federal law or the California Environmental Quality Act. [...] while archaeology and related archival work superficially appears separate from Asian American Studies, this research will in fact benefit Asian American Studies.
Methods in historical research Nineteenth-Century Oakland Chinese Businesses Kelly Fong A lthough Chinese Americans were integral to local and report on my research process, the sources I consulted, what regional infrastructure development since the 1850s, I found, problems I encountered, and notes on emerging researchers have given little attention to Oakland Chi- trends that may be the foundation for larger bodies of knowl- natown in favor of San Francisco across the bay. This trend, edge. Finally, I comment on the significance of this work for however, is beginning to change; with rich history and mini- archaeological and historic research, and promising direc- mal previous work completed, Oakland is an ideal place to tions for future research. By drawing upon multiple lines of engage in historical research, documentary and archaeologi- documentary evidence, my work on Oakland serves not only cal, for envisioning the lives of nineteenth-c
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