Monday, June 08, 2009

The Coolie Speaks: Chinese Indentured Laborers and African Slaves in Cuba

Product Description [provided by the publisher]
"The Coolie Speaks" offers the first critical reading of The Cuba Commission Report, a massive testimony case that investigated the conditions of Chinese contract laborers in Cuba in 1874. From this case, Yun traces the emergence of a 'coolie narrative' that forms a counterpart to the 'slave narrative'. The nearly 3,000 written and oral testimonies of Chinese laborers in Cuba, who toiled alongside African slaves, offer a rare glimpse into the nature of bondage and the tortuous transition to freedom.

HD4875.C9 Y86 2008

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