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Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History

Kathleen M. Lopez


In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous “coolie” trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during subsequent decades by smaller numbers of merchants, craftsmen, and free migrants searching for better lives far from home. In a comprehensive history that draws deeply on Chinese- and Spanish-language sources in both China and Cuba, this book explores the transition of the Chinese from indentured to free migrants, the formation of transnational communities, and the eventual incorporation of the Ch ... More

Keywords: mid-nineteenth century, Cuba, coolie, Chinese indentured laborers, merchants, craftsmen, free migrants, China, transnational communities, Cuban citizenry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469607122
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469607146_Lpez


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen M. Lopez, author