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The coolie speaks : Chinese indentured laborers and African slaves in Cuba

Author: Lisa Yun
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2008.
Series: Asian American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Coolie Speaks focuses on Chinese laborers who worked side by side with African slaves in Cuba and wrote of their experiences of new bondage. Examining these narratives of resistance, the book reconceptualizes diasporic representations and histories to offer transformative re-examinations of "Chinese," "African," and "Latino" in mutually imbricated contexts.

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yun, Lisa, 1963-
Coolie speaks.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007020202
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Yun
ISBN: 9781592135837 1592135838 1281383058 9781281383051
OCLC Number: 233818126
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 311 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Challenges of a Transnational History; Chapter 1: Historical Context of Coolie Traffi c to the Americas; Chapter 2: The Coolie Testimonies; Chapter 3: The Petitions; Chapter 4: The Depositions; Chapter 5: An Afro- Chinese Author and the Next Generation; Conclusion: Old and New Maps of Coolies; Addendum: Selected Petitions; Sources; Notes.
Series Title: Asian American history and culture.
Other Titles: Chinese indentured laborers and african slaves in Cuba
Responsibility: Lisa Yun.
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Introducing radical counter-visions of race and slavery, this title focuses on Chinese labourers who worked side by side with African slaves in Cuba. This title presents an examination of writings by  Read more...


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"[Yun] has opened up a horrific oyster shell embedded in the reefs of the slave trade.... Yet the power and striking originality of The Coolie Speaks lies less in its message than in its harsh but Read more...

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