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“Cosa de Cuba!”: American Literary Travels, Empire, and the Contract Coolie

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 mines an under-examined archive of American travelogues to Cuba to explore the emergence of Chinese “cooliesm” as a transatlantic racial formation enmeshed in the geopolitics of U.S. Empire ... More


Canada and the Atlantic World: Migration from a Hemispheric Perspective, 1500–1800

José C. Moya

in Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060736
eISBN:
9780813050898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060736.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This essay examines the colonization of Canada in the context of the broader process of European overseas expansion and migration during the early modern period. In so doing, it entangles the ... More


Slave Trading, Abolitionism, and “New Systems of Slavery” in the Nineteenth-Century Indian Ocean World

Richard B. Allen

in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter points out the difficulties in distinguishing “free” and “unfree” laborers in the Indian Ocean World during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It chronicles the development of ... More


After the Great Smash: Tea Mania, Overseas Capital, and Labor Intensification in Assam

Andrew B. Liu

in Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300243734
eISBN:
9780300252330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243734.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes how, in the late nineteenth century, Indian tea initially thrived not because of its adherence to the ideals of civilization and freedom but precisely due to its reliance on an ... More


After emancipation: empires and imperial formations

Clare Anderson

in Emancipation and the remaking of the British Imperial world

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091834
eISBN:
9781781707890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091834.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In 1830, an article in the Monthly Repository argued that ‘the proper use of government is to teach men the true enjoyment of their liberties’. The ‘men’ in this declaration were slave-holders. And ... More


. Servitude and the Changing Face of the Demand for Labor in the Indian Ocean World, c. 1800–1900

Gwyn Campbell

in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 2 analyzes the economic, demographic, and geographical factors that influenced slavery, slave-trading and efforts to achieve abolition in the nineteenth century Indian Ocean World. It ... More


Labor Migration to North Australia, 1901–1941

Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers

in The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840020
eISBN:
9780824868048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840020.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the early twentieth century pearling masters recruited some 1000 Indonesians yearly, though estimates are made difficult by the use of the generic term "Malay". In 1913 the Federal government ... More


Introduction

Alex Lichtenstein

in Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199731633
eISBN:
9780199894420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731633.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, rapid capitalist accumulation depended heavily on the efficient transfer of workers across enormous distances and far-flung imperial domains. Whether ... More


Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Edlie Wong

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Racial Reconstruction explores how the complex histories of Atlantic slavery and abolition influenced Chinese immigration, especially at the level of representation. The end of the Atlantic slave ... More


Families and Communities

Kathleen López

in Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607122
eISBN:
9781469607986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607122.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes how local histories in Cuba have focused on the most prominent Chinese, recognized for their service in the wars for independence and transnational businesses. Following this ... More


Disputed Borders on the Pearl Frontier

Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers

in The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840020
eISBN:
9780824868048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840020.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Following World War II, the newly independent Indonesian government challenged the supply of Indonesian labor to Australian companies and their access to pearling grounds within Indonesian waters. In ... More


Crossing the Dark Water

Alexander Rocklin

in The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648712
eISBN:
9781469648736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents the history of the global indentured labor scheme and Indians' experiences of and resistance to its effect. As part of an examination of those effects, the chapter looks at ... More


Concepts of liberty: freedom, laissez-faire and the state after Britain's abolition of slavery

Richard Huzzey

in Emancipation and the remaking of the British Imperial world

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091834
eISBN:
9781781707890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091834.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In 1830, an article in the Monthly Repository argued that ‘the proper use of government is to teach men the true enjoyment of their liberties’. The ‘men’ in this declaration were slave-holders. And ... More


Yucatec Mayas, Transnational Resistance, and the Quotidian struggles of Indentured Labor in Cuba, 1848–1864

Jason M. Yaremko

in Indigenous Passages to Cuba, 1515-1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062808
eISBN:
9780813051765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062808.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 5 examines the perpetuation of the Maya diaspora in the nineteenth century, focusing on one of the largest single waves of Mayas to come to Cuba during the late colonial period. The Caste War ... More


Labor Law: From “Slavery” to Trade Union

Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy

in Law and the Economy in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387642
eISBN:
9780226387789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387789.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The colonial state’s attitude towards labor varied hugely across time and space. In the early years of British rule, the East India Company drew on local practices as well as British precedent to ... More


The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network

Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840020
eISBN:
9780824868048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840020.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Based on careful archival research and intimate life stories, the Pearl Frontier offers a subaltern imagining of Australian historical connections with Indonesia through labor migration. This study ... More


. Histories of Exile and Home: Strategic Hybridity

Raylene Ramsay

in The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380376
eISBN:
9781781387221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Strategic histories of exile and of home are being constructed across all New Caledonian cultures. The figuration of exile as the violence of the denial of a history (and land) to Kanak peoples ... More


The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

Alexander Rocklin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648712
eISBN:
9781469648736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

How can religious freedom be granted to people who do not have a religion? While Indian indentured workers in colonial Trinidad practiced cherished rituals, "Hinduism" was not a widespread category ... More


Converting Religion

Alexander Rocklin

in The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648712
eISBN:
9781469648736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter, focusing on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, looks at the ways in which disciplinary institutions (plantations, schools, orphanages, the police, courts, and jails) helped ... More


The West Indies

James Heartfield

in The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491673
eISBN:
9780190662981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491673.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In the years after the abolition of slavery and of apprenticeship the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society took on the role of looking out for the freedmen in the West Indies. The Society helped ... More


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