In her third book, journalist Julia Flynn Siler shows that women have always fought for each other, even a century before #MeToo. In “The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown” Siler profiles the women who surmounted racial and class barriers to free sex-trafficked Chinese immigrants at the end of the nineteenth century. Grounded in historical research, the book is an exhilarating tale of raids, bomb threats, and the 1906 San Francisco fire.
This conversation is part of Women Lit, a program of the Bay Area Book Festival.
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