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Black labor migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882-1923

Author: Frederick Douglass Opie
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009.
Series: Working in the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the late nineteenth century, many Central American governments and countries sought to fill low-paying jobs and develop their economies by recruiting black American and West Indian laborers. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Opie, Frederick Douglass.
Black labor migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882-1923.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009
(OCoLC)621689941
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Douglass Opie
ISBN: 9780813033716 0813033713
OCLC Number: 259265352
Description: xii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Historical context : race and labor in Guatemala --
Race, resistance, and revolution in the late nineteenth century --
Race relations on the early-twentieth-century Caribbean frontier --
Revolvers, shotguns, machetes, and clubs : the strikes of 1909-1919 --
Labor radicalism on the Caribbean coast : Ladino mobilization in guatemala, 1920-1923 --
We depend on others too much : Garveyism and labor radicalism in the Caribbean Basin.
Series Title: Working in the Americas.
Responsibility: Frederick Douglass Opie ; foreword by Richard Greenwald and Timothy J. Minchin.

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