December 31, 2019

Ah Toy - The Queen of Exploitation Part One - Zìyóu

Queens of the Mines features the authentic stories of gold rush women who blossomed from the camouflaged, twisted roots of California. These are true stories, with some of my own fabrication of descriptive details. In Chapter Three, we will hear the story of the true pioneer of San Francisco’s Chinatown, whose story highlights important aspects of the role the Chinese immigrants played in America’s Largest Migration, The Gold Rush. 



Jacqueline Baker Barnhart,
Working Women: Prostitution in San Francisco From the Gold Rush to 1900 (Santa Cruz: University of California Santa Cruz, 1977)

Mud, Blood and Gold: San Francisco in 1849 (San Francisco: Heritage House Publishers, 2009)

Joann Levy, They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush

Susan Lee Johnson, Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California GoldRush (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2000) 

Unsubmissive Women The Bawdy House Girls: A Look at the Brothels of the Old West By Alton Pryor

Historic Spots In California BY Mildred Brooke Hoover, Hero Eugene and Ethel Grace Rensch, William N Abeloe revised by Douglas E Kyle 

Pacific Crossing: California Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong ... By Elizabeth Sinn

The White Woman’s Burden Chinese Prostitution in San Francisco

THE CHINESE by Henry Kittredge Norton

The California Gold Rush: A Sexual Nightmare for Minority Women

A short history of bordellos in San Francisco, part 2

Ah Toy

 - The Oldest Profession Podcast

Badass Ladies Of Chinese History: Ah Toy

Wild West Women: Ah Toy – A China Blossom in Old San Francisco

A Gutsy Chinese `Working Girl' in Gold Rush San Francisco


"The Best Bad Things": An Analytical History of the Madams of Gold Rush San Francisco

The Hakka People

San Francisco’s Chinatown was a seedy ghetto.

Chinese Deathscape; From Cradle to Grave


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