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Chinese Labor and the Canadian Pacific Railway
A look at the use of Chinese labor when building the Canadian Pacific Railway.
# 139515 | 4,000 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Canadian Studies (History, Culture) , History (General) , Economics (General)


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This paper examines the economic history of railway development , with a focus on the use of Chinese labor in building the Canadian Pacific Railway. According to the paper, this was a fairly risky investment for capitalists. Labor was needed in large supplies that made profits variable. In British Columbia, the last leg of the CPR faced many natural hazards, regional labor shortages but also hostility towards Chinese workers brought in from the United States and then in numbers from China.

From the Paper:

"Railway development as a subject of economic history involves a number of social factor including matters of railway labour due to a very labour-intensive form of construction. Nineteenth century railway-building required large supplies of mobile labour that in different parts of the British Empire came to be contracted from Asia according to regulated practices. Railway-building of the later 19th century in the Ottoman Empire also made use of large groups of persons needing basic wages. (See Karkar 1972) Railway development in British India involved tens of..."

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Chinese Labor and the Canadian Pacific Railway (2008, December 01) Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/chinese-labor-and-the-canadian-pacific-railway-139515/

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"Chinese Labor and the Canadian Pacific Railway" 01 December 2008. Web. 30 January. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/chinese-labor-and-the-canadian-pacific-railway-139515/>

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