The Coolie Speaks: Chinese Indentured Laborers and African Slaves in Cuba. LISA YUN: Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008.
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Keywords

Cuba
YUN
Coolie
Chinese
Chollett

How to Cite

Chollett, D. (2010). The Coolie Speaks: Chinese Indentured Laborers and African Slaves in Cuba. LISA YUN: Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008. Estudios Interdisciplinarios De América Latina Y El Caribe, 21(1). Retrieved from http://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/104

Abstract

Lisa Yun's book The Coolie Speaks: Chinese IndenturedLaborers and African Slaves in Cuba is an extraordinary exemplar of scholarshipthat examines the under-investigated and often misunderstood phenomenon ofChinese coolie servitude in Cuba.The book interrogates liberal philosophies and modernist epistemologies, andoffers new theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches that shatterlong-held notions of the labor "contract." Yun's analysis explores a uniquebody of 2,841 testimonies and petitions by Chinese coolies compiled in the 1876Report of the Commission Sent by Chinato Ascertain the Condition of Chinese Coolies in Cuba. 
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