Coolie Speaks Chinese Indentured Laborers and African Slaves in Cuba

ISBN-10: 159213582X

ISBN-13: 9781592135820

Edition: 2009

Authors: Lisa Yun

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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 2/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: Challenges of a Transnational History
Historical Context of Coolie Traffic to the Americas
The Narrative of Transition
The Early Experiments
Chinese and Indian Coolie Labor
Chinese Coolies and "Tea with Sugar"
Coolies on Ships and the Passage
Coolies on American Ships
Coolies on Land
The Coolie Testimonies
The Commission Investigation
Methodological Challenges of Reading Testimonies
Coolie Testimonies and African Slave Narratives
Who Were the Coolies?
The Petitions
The Witness Petition
The Verse Petition
The Argument Petition
Philosophical Prelude
Chasing Freedom
Slaves of the Market
The Paper Chase Petition
The Depositions
Race, Resistance, and Spectacular Subordination
The Peculiar Fatality of Color
Struggle Before Solidarity
The Cost of Domination
An Afro-Chinese Author and the Next Generation
The Subversive and the Translator
The Motley Tongue
Liberation, Solidarity, and "Socio-political Adultery"
Coolies and Californians
Conclusion: Old and New Maps of Coolies
Addendum: Selected Petitions
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